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7 mistakes you're probably making

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 12:59:35 PM
It can be tough to start a new open source project. You have an awesome idea in your head, but it takes work to turn it into a productive, healthy, engaging community. Sadly (as seems to be the case in practically anything), the same mistakes are made over and over again by new projects.Here are some of the most common mistakes open source projects make and my recommendations for avoiding them.read more

Sysadmin 101: Automation

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 11:45:15 AM
This is the second in a series of articles on systems administratorfundamentals. These days, DevOps has made even the job title "systemsadministrator" seem a bit archaic, much like the "systemsanalyst" title itreplaced. These DevOps positions are rather different from sysadmin jobs inthe past.

The most important corporate server Linux gets refreshed: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 10:30:55 AM
On Aug. 1, the Raleigh, N.C.-based company announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4, the latest version of its flagship enterprise Linux distribution. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 comes with improved security and performance for servers, containers, and clouds.

How time-series databases help make sense of sensors

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 09:16:35 AM
Infrastructure environments' needs and demands change every year and systems become more complex and involved. But all this growth is meaningless if we don't understand the infrastructure and what's happening in our environment. This is where monitoring tools and software come in; they give operators and administrators the ability to see problems in their environments and fix them in real time.read more

DevOps Fundamentals, Part 4: Patterns and Practices

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 08:02:15 AM
We are back with more information in our series previewing the DevOps Fundamentals: Implementing Continuous Delivery (LFS261) course from The Linux Foundation. So far, we've looked at high-performing organizations, the value stream, and Continuous Delivery and Deployment.

Kite Dev Tool Drops Atom Bomb

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 06:47:55 AM
You don't tug on Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you don't mess around with an open source toolkit. There's trouble in open source land, revolving around a text editor that's popular with developers and a proprietary toolset, Kite, that wants some of that open source business. Their way of getting it, however, seems to have backfired.

New Test Pilot Experiments Available Today

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 05:33:35 AM
It’s been a busy summer for Firefox!  Last month, we delivered the first in a series of groundbreaking updates to...

How to Install SonarQube on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:19:14 AM
SonarQube is a free and open source quality management system platform that can be used to automate code inspection. It can analyze source code files, calculate a set of metrics and show the result on the web based dashboard. It is written in Java language and also supports other languages like Perl, PHP, and Ruby.

We don't make software for free, we make it for freedom

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 03:04:54 AM
The debate about whether vendors can thrive and scale if their primary outputs are freely licensed continues to brew nearly two years since I wrote about the topic.read more

LibreOffice 5.4: The best office suite gets better

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 01:50:34 AM
The newest LibreOffice is also the best version to date.

What does the manager of an open team do, anyway?

Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 12:36:13 AM
While hosting a quarterly town hall meeting with my team a few months ago, I announced that we had finally hired a new senior manager to lead a big portion of the group. This role had gone unfilled for a while, so I'd been temporarily filling it. After describing the new leader and reviewing the selection process, I asked if anybody had any questions or comments. There was just one, and it was something like: "So, now that you are hiring this new person, what are you going to do?"read more

What's New Going To Be In Ubuntu 17.10

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 11:21:53 PM
?Ubuntu 17.10 codenamed Artful Aardvark (17.04 Zasty Zapus took us to the end of the alphabets so we are back to A) is expected to arrive on October 19, 2017. It was slated to bring minor improvements to the Ubuntu 17.04 but Canonical has sped things up and is bringing GNOME3 home quite early, Bye bye Unity. So how is the next iteration of Ubuntu fearing so far? Things are not finalized yet but let us see the direction is heading. Note that things might change (they won’t) in the final release.

Apt-Fast To Speed Up Your Package Downloads In Ubuntu/Debian

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 10:07:33 PM
Apt-Fast is a small shell script wrapper that can drastically improve apt-get & aptitude download speed using multi threaded tool such as axel and aria2.

Open source mapping project preserves cultural heritage

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 08:53:13 PM
On October 15, 2013, the Filipino province of Bohol was hit by a powerful earthquake that affected over 3.2 million people.Nearly 71,900 homes and several old and historical monuments were damaged or destroyed. Many of these historical buildings were colonial churches, including Loboc Church, Loon Church, Maribojoc Church, and Baclayon Church.read more

What’s New in Mageia 6

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 07:38:53 PM
Mageia 6 is the latest version of mageia linux distribution. This release features the current LTS (Long Term Support) version of the KDE community’s desktop environment, Plasma 5.8 include KDE Applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32 .

KMail User Survey

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 06:24:33 PM
Do you use KMail or Kontact? The KDE PIM developers want to get more knowledge about how KMail is used so they can better know where they should focus and how they should evolve Kmail and Kontact. They want to make the best user experience possible and you can help by filling out a short survey.

Tilix: Advanced Tiling Terminal Emulator for Power Users

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 05:10:13 PM
If your distro uses GNOME shell or something similar, chances are you are using GNOME terminal or one of its variants. Well, that works alright most of the time. But if you spend a lot of your time in front of a terminal emulator, you might feel the need for a little more than the default terminal emulators offer.

Fedora Classroom Session 2

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 03:55:53 PM
The Fedora Classroom sessions continues this week. You can find the general schedule for sessions on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session. Instructor Eduard Lucena is... Continue Reading →

Announcing PiCluster version 2.0!

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 02:41:33 PM
I am pleased to announce PiCluster version 2.0! In case you are unfamiliar with PiCluster, it is a container management tool written in Node.js used to manage Docker containers.

Quick - what time is it in Singapore?

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 01:27:13 PM
If you want to know the local time around the world, Linux has options ranging from plain to gorgeous.[..] What I wanted, though, was a time-notifier that showed me just the local time and day in a few selected places, that could be called up with a keyboard shortcut, that displayed the information in an eye-catching way in the corner of my screen and that disappeared automatically after, say, 5 seconds.

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5 Reasons Linux Is Now a Great Option for Anyone

With the rise of cloud services, more of us are now encountering Linux at work. People know it’s great for developers and does a good job of keeping the internet up and running — but why would anyone want to use Linux at home? At best, mentioning you run Linux might make people think you’re a hacker. More than likely, they might think you’re a bit weird. At least that’s how it is in the much of the U.S., where Windows is king and macOS is the only other option most people know exist. Read more

Touch-panel PCs run Raspbian on Raspberry Pi CM3

Comfile has launched two IP65 protected, resistive touch panel PCs with 7- and 10.2-inch 800 x 480 displays, built around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3. In February, Saelig Co. announced distribution of Janz Tec’s Raspberry Pi 3-based emPC-A/RPI3 industrial controller. Now, Saelig has launched North American distribution of Korea-based Comfile’s ComfilePi line of touch panel computers built around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) computer-on-module version of the Raspberry Pi 3. Read more

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Kernel and Graphics: Linux 4.13, FP64, Inputfd