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Vine Linux 6.5 "Poupille" OS Released with Updated Toolchain, LibreOffice 5.2

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 02:21:49 PM
After more than 2 years of development, the developers of the independently developed Vine Linux distribution designed for the Japanese Linux community announced today the release and immediate availability of Vine Linux 6.5.

Automation is Becoming a Necessity, is Puppet the Only Answer?

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 01:07:29 PM
A microcosm of today's world includes building cars via robots, self driving vehicles, etc. No matter the task, it appears the number one goal is to automate it as much as possible. The technology landscape is no different. DevOps engineers are asked to automate as many tasks as possible in the current environment. This benefits both the engineer and the corporation. As an engineer, there are a lot of choices to complete a particular task at your disposal, but which automation tools are leading the way?

How to Set Up an Automatic Backup System on Linux with Dropbox

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:53:09 AM
You should always have a good backup plan in place to safeguard your data. Here is how you can set up an automatic backup of your Linux system to Dropbox.

Sorry Windows, Android is now the most popular end-user operating system

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:38:48 AM
The rise of smartphones has led to Android becoming more popular, says StatCounter, but by such a fine margin that not everyone agrees.

The Linux Foundation: Not a Friend of Desktop Linux, the GPL, or Openness

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 09:24:28 AM
After stirring up a ruckus by using words like "restrictive" and "virus" to describe the GPL in a article, the Linux Foundation responds by quietly removing the post from the website.

Orange Pi Zero Overview

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:10:08 AM
The Orange Pi Zero with the H2+ SoC is a Linux single board computer that is great for maker projects and IoT scenarios. This review provides performance details, how to set up Linux on the pi board, and details on the available expansion boards and case.

Ubuntu 17.04 beta FACT: It's what's on the inside that matters, not looks

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 06:55:47 AM
Download Ubuntu 17.04 beta preview, recently released, and visually speaking you might be a little disappointed.…

Deploying Microservices to a Cluster with gRPC and Kubernetes

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:41:27 AM
Although it is true that microservices follow the UNIX philosophy of writing short compact programs that do one thing and do it well, and that they bring a lot of advantages to a framework (e.g., continuous deployment, decentralization, scalability, polyglot development, maintainability, robustness, security, etc.), getting thousands of microservices up and running on a cluster and correctly communicating with each other and the outside world is challenging.

Arch Linux 2017.04.01 Now Available for Download, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.10.6

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 04:27:07 AM
The month of April kicks off with the release of a new ISO snapshot of the widely-used Arch Linux operating system, Arch Linux 2017.04.01, which brings the latest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source applications.

Rugged, 3.5-inch SBC expands upon Skylake

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:12:47 AM
Perfectron’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “OXY5361A” SBC supplies 6th Gen CPUs with industrial temp support, and a pair each of mini-PCIe, GbE, and DP links. The OXY5361A follows earlier x86-based 3.5-inch SBCs from Perfectron such as the 5th Gen “Broadwell” based OXY5338A.

Welcoming FRRouting to The Linux Foundation

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 01:58:27 AM
One of the most exciting parts of being in this industry over the past couple of decades has been witnessing the transformative impact that open source software has had on IT in general and specifically on networking. Contributions to various open source projects have fundamentally helped bring the reliability and economics of web-scale IT to organizations of all sizes. I am happy to report the community has taken yet another step forward with FRRouting.

Linux 4.10.8, 4.9.20 LTS and 4.4.59 LTS Kernels Are Out to Address Various Bugs

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 12:44:06 AM
At the end of March, Greg Kroah-Hartman released three new maintenance updates for the long-term supported Linux 4.9 and 4.4 kernel series, as well as the latest stable Linux 4.10 kernel branch.

Android beats Windows as most popular OS for interwebz -- by 0.02%

Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:29:46 PM
Google's Android has overtaken Windows to become the world's first-choice platform for accessing the internet, according to number cruncher StatCounter.… It's the first time Windows has been bested with StatCounter calling the March figures a "milestone in technology history and the end of an era".

10 Practical Examples of Linux Cal/NCal command for Beginners

Monday 3rd of April 2017 10:15:26 PM
If you want to quickly view a calendar on terminal in Linux, then cal is the command line tool that you should be using. By default the command displays the current month in output.

Tiny, temp-resistant SBC runs Android 6.0 on Snapdragon 820

Monday 3rd of April 2017 09:01:06 PM
iWave has launched a rugged, 56 x 50mm “iW-RainboW-G25S” SBC with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, up to 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, up to 128GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, and GPS. The iW-RainboW-G25S single board computer, which iWave also calls the APQ8096 SBC and Snapdragon 820 SBC, runs Android Marshamallow on Qualcomm’s quad-core APQ8096 SoC, better known […]

Students meet Fedora at Linux Weekend 2017

Monday 3rd of April 2017 07:46:46 PM
Open source projects are built online and a lot of their community members are placed all over the world. Even though projects have people from around the world, this doesn’t stop ambitious community members to organize open source conferences or... Continue Reading →

Congress to US citizens: Want online privacy? Pay up!

Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:32:26 PM
Tuesday’s congressional vote to repeal U.S. restrictions on broadband providers doesn’t mean that online privacy is dead. Consumers will just have to pay for it. The coming repeal, which President Trump is expected to sign into law, paves a clearer path for broadband providers to sell customers’ internet browsing history and other online data, without their consent.

Introducing Flashback, an Internet mocking tool

Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:18:06 PM
At LinkedIn, we often develop web applications that need to interact with third-party websites. We also employ automatic testing to ensure the quality of our software before it is shipped to production. However, a test is only as useful as it is reliable.With that in mind, it can be highly problematic for a test to have external dependencies, such as on a third-party website, for instance. These external sites may change without notice, suffer from downtime, or otherwise become temporarily inaccessible, as the Internet is not 100% more

How To access linux remote desktop session using VNC

Monday 3rd of April 2017 04:03:46 PM
Many times we take the Linux session using famous tool Putty. What if you need to take Linux remote desktop session (GUI) session? Answer is VNC server. This post will quickly guide you about how to take remote Linux remote desktop GUI session.

Microsoft's in-store Android looks desperate but can Google stop it?

Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:49:26 PM
To survive in an increasingly mobile-first world, Microsoft needs the kind of regulatory intervention it fought so hard to avoid in the 1990s and 2000s. Only this time, imposed on the dominant mobile OS, Google's Android.…

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openSUSE Leap 15 Will Succeed 42.3

What comes after openSUSE Leap 42.3 for SUSE's community non-rolling distribution? Version 15. Richard Brown announced on the behalf of the openSUSE Board and Leap Release Manager that the next version after openSUSE Leap 42.3 will be openSUSE Leap 15. Yes, that's after pre-42 was openSUSE 13.2. Read more Also: Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-project (15 mails)

Leftovers: Software

  • GNU Guile 2.2.1 released
    We are happy to announce GNU Guile release 2.2.1, the first bug-fix release in the new 2.2 stable release series.
  • Announcing Nylas Mail 2.0 [Ed: just Electron]
  • Cerebro Is An Amazing Open Source OS X Spotlight Alternative For Linux [Ed: also just Electron]
    You may be fed up with traditional way of searching/opening applications on your system. Cerebro is an amazing utility built using Electron and available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is open-source and released under MIT license.
  • Flowblade Another Video Editor for Linux? Give It A Try!
    You may have favorite video editor to edit your videos but there is no harm to try something new, its initial release was not that long, with time it made some great improvements. It can be bit hard to master this video editor but if you are not new in this field you can make it easily and will be total worth of time.
  • Get System Info from CLI Using `NeoFetch` Tool in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • Ukuu Kernel Manager Utility lets You Upgrade or Install Kernels in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are many ways to upgrade your Linux Kernel using Synaptics, command line and so. The Ukuu utility is the simply solution to manager your Ubuntu/Linux Mint kernels. If you want to test new fixes in the Linux Kernel then you can install Mainline Kernels released by Ubuntu team but mainline Kernels are intended to use for testing purposes only (so be careful).
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vi/Vim Text Editor in Linux
    While working with Linux systems, there are several areas where you’ll need to use a text editor including programming/scripting, editing configuration/text files, to mention but a few. There are several remarkable text editors you’ll find out there for Linux-based operating systems.
  • OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features
    It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.
  • Boostnote: Another Great Note Taking App for Developers? Find Out By Yourself
    Boostnote is an open-source note-taking application especially made for programmers and developers, it is build up with Electron framework and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Being programmers, we take lots of notes which includes commands, code snippets, bug information and so on. It all comes in handy when you have organized them all in one place, Boostnote does this job very well. It lets you organize your notes in folders with tags, so you can find anything you are looking for very quickly.
  • Collabora Office 5.3 Released
    Today we released Collabora Office 5.3 and Collabora GovOffice 5.3, which contain great new features and enhancements. They also contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-5-3 branch and several backported features.

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