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KDE Plasma 5.9.1 – Here is the First Bugfix Release

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 08:04:55 PM
Today, the Kde team announced the first minor release for Kde Plasma 5.9 including various little but important bugfixes and translation updates.

Trump’s F.C.C. Pick Quickly Targets Net Neutrality Rules

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:56:18 PM
Mr. Pai took a first swipe at net neutrality rules designed to ensure equal access to content on the internet... In total, as the chairman of the F.C.C., Mr. Pai released about a dozen actions in the last week, many buried in the agency’s website and not publicly announced...

smem – Linux Memory Reporting/Statistics Tool

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 05:47:41 PM
smem is a tool that can give numerous reports on memory usage on Linux systems. Unlike existing tools, smem can reports Proportional Set Size (PSS), Unique Set Size (USS) & Resident Set Size (RSS).

From vs. to + for Microsoft and Linux

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 04:08:25 PM
In November 2016, Microsoftbecame a platinum member of the Linux Foundation, the primarysponsor of top-drawer Linux talent (including Linus), as well as a leading organizerof Linux conferences and source of Linux news.

Hosting Django With Nginx and Gunicorn on Linux

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 02:59:48 PM
Hosting Django web applications is fairly simple, though it can get more complex than a standard PHP application. There are a few ways to handle making Django interface with a web server. Gunicorn is easily one of the simplest.

Vim Editor Modes Explained

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 01:51:11 PM
So far, in our tutorials centered around Vim, we discussed the editor's Modeline feature as well as how Vim's feature-set can be expanded using plugins. However, as we all know, Vim offers a plethora of in-built features; so taking the discussion further, in this tutorial, we will discuss the available modes in which the editor can be launched.

5 Ubuntu Unity Features You May Not Have Known About

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:18:33 PM
There are plenty of features in Ubuntu Unity, some of which you may not know about. Here are 5 Ubuntu Unity features you should check out.

Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 "Stretch" Has Entered the Final Phase of Development

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 11:09:56 AM
Debian developer Jonathan Wiltshire announced earlier that the forthcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9.0 "Stretch" operating system has entered the final phase of development and is now officially frozen, as of February 5, 2017.

Big tent projects, and introduction to Heat, and more OpenStack news

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 10:01:19 AM
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Best Linux Distro Award: The Envelope Please…

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 08:52:41 AM
For the second year in a row, Arch Linux winds both rounds in our poll to determine the winner of our Readers' Choice Award for Best Linux Distro.

Gaming Out in the Open miniconference inspires developers

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 07:44:04 AM
In 2013, people spent $21.53 billion USD on games and game-related merchandise. And games overtook movies long ago as the most popular form of entertainment. Despite their astonishing popularity, games and game development receive woefully little attention at open source events.

Michael Larabel: How Do You Fedora?

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:35:27 AM
We recently interviewed Michael Larabel on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

Kali Linux on the Raspberry Pi: 3, 2, 1, and Zero

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 05:26:50 AM
This promises to be great fun! I'm going to be combining two of my favorite things: Kali GNU/Linux software and various models of Raspberry Pi hardware. I have been looking forward to doing this since I first heard that there was a Kali Linux installation image for the Raspberry Pi.

RethinkDB's Realtime Cloud Database Lands at The Linux Foundation

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 04:18:13 AM
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced it has purchased the source code to RethinkDB, relicensed the code under Apache, and contributed it to The Linux Foundation. RethinkDB is an open source, NoSQL, distributed document-oriented database that was previously licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, Version 3 (AGPLv3).

Enterprise Linux's Big Three

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 03:21:02 AM
Not so long ago, Red Hat was about the only serious option for big enterprise customers seeking to make the move to Linux. Times have changed and Red Hat is no longer the only game in town.

OpenVAS - Vulnerability Assessment install on Kali Linux

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 02:23:51 AM
This tutorial documents the process of installing OpenVAS 8.0 on Kali Linux rolling. OpenVAS is open source vulnerability assessment application that automates the process of performing network security audits and vulnerability assessments.

Oracle Policy Change Raises Prices on AWS

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 01:26:40 AM
The change, which effectively doubles Oracle's prices for implementing its software on AWS, was put in effect quietly, with little notification to users.

Lynis – Security Auditing and Hardening Tool for Linux/Unix Systems

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 12:29:29 AM
Lynis is a open source security auditing tool for UNIX derivatives like Linux, macOS, BSD, and others. It's providing guidance for system hardening and compliance testing.

A graduate degree could springboard you into an open source job

Monday 6th of February 2017 11:32:18 PM
Tech companies often prefer hiring those who have open source experience because quite simply open source experience is more valuable. This preference is only growing stronger now that open source software dominates the industry and free and open source hardware is gaining momentum.read more

Mesa developer Marek is looking to finally sort out threaded GL dispatch

Monday 6th of February 2017 10:35:07 PM
Marek, the Mesa developer from AMD posted a message to the public Mesa-dev mailing list asking to merge the threaded GL dispatch code and get it cleaned up to help with the high CPU overhead of Mesa.

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Latvian Ventspils controls costs with open source

The administration of Ventspils, Latvia’s sixth largest city, is an avid user of free and open source software. The main benefits: cost and resource optimisation. Read more

Ubuntu Touch finds a home on a conflict-free, fair-trade, user-maintainable handset

Handset maker Fairphone is teaming up with the community project UBports, which seeks to get Ubuntu Touch on mobile devices. They will be showing off Ubuntu Touch running on the Fairphone 2 during Mobile World Congress, which starts February 27 in Barcelona. While Ubuntu is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of mobile devices, the phone in question offers some compelling features. “UBports Foundation will be showcasing its work at the Canonical booth, the company behind Ubuntu. Canonical is planning to tell about the latest developments around the convergence of its devices and UBports Foundation will share its mission ‘Ubuntu On Every Device’ with the visitors,” UBports said in a February 8 press release. Currently, UBports’ website lists three devices as “fully working as daily drivers:” The OnePlus One, Nexus 5, and the Fairphone 2, with the latter showing all parts as functioning with Ubuntu Touch, save the GPS radio. (Interestingly, the UBports project website for the Fairphone 2 still lists the GSM radio [in addition to the GPS] as a work in progress. However there is a video of two people talking with the handset, so it’s likely the Fairphone 2 project website is out of date.) The website also has instructions for flashing Ubuntu to the Fairphone 2. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • LLVM/Clang 4.0 Is Running Late Due To Seven Blocker Bugs
    LLVM 4.0 was supposed to have been released by now, but it's running late due to open blocker bugs. Hans Wennborg commented on the mailing list that while the release should have happened on 21 February, serving as release manager, he hasn't tagged the release yet due to open blocker bugs.
  • FreeBSD-Based pfSense 2.3.3 Open-Source Firewall Released with over 100 Changes
    Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle announced the availability of a new point release to the pfSense 2.3 stable series, which adds over 100 improvements and a bunch of new features. Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p16, the pfSense 2.3.3 maintenance release is here more than seven months after the 2.3.2 update and introduces several new packages, including TFTP Server, LCDproc, cellular, and tinc, a lot of improvements for the OpenVPN and IPsec implementations, as well as numerous stability and security fixes from FreeBSD. Dozens of bug fixes are included in pfSense 2.3.3 for WebGUI, graphs and monitoring, gateways and routing, notifications, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, NTP and GPS, DNS, resolver and forwarder, DHCP and DHCPv6 servers, router advertisements, HA and CARP, traffic shaping, firewall, rules, NAT, aliases, states, users, authentication, and privileges.
  • “Hi, I’m jkh and I’m a d**k”
    Yesterday, I was privy to a private email message discussing a topic I care deeply about. I contacted the author and said “You really need to make this public and give this a wider audience.” His response boiled down to “if I wanted it to get a wider audience, I was welcome to do so myself.” So here’s my first ever guest post, from Jordan K Hubbard, one of the founders of the FreeBSD Project. While this discussion focuses on FreeBSD, it’s applicable to any large open source project.

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