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7 reasons to love Vim

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 12:30:33 PM
When I started using the vi text editor, I hated it. I thought it was the most painful and counter-intuitive editor ever designed. But I'd decided I had to learn the thing, because if you're using Unix, vi was everywhere and was the only editor you were guaranteed to have access to. That was back in 1998, but it remains true today—vi is available, usually as part of the base install, on almost every Linux distribution in existence.read more

Linux Media Creation: Top Apps

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:21:56 AM
Historically, Linux media creation has gotten a bad rap. The reasons why vary, but usually it's due to legacy applications from powerful media companies that sell expensive software. In this article, I’ll dive into the truth about Linux media creation. I’ll also focus on what software usually holds folks back and how they compare to their open source alternatives.

Will Linux support Microsoft’s Surface 3 tablet in the upcoming version 4.8 release?

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:01:53 AM
A driver for the Surface 3 touchscreen controller is expected to be made available in the final release of the 4.8 Linux kernel, allowing users to remove Windows 10 and install a Linux-based platform like Ubuntu on Microsoft’s 10.8-inch tablet.

UK copyright extension on designed objects is “direct assault” on 3D printing

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 08:41:49 AM
A recent extension of UK copyright for industrially manufactured artistic works represents "a direct assault on the 3D printing revolution," says Pirate Party founder Rick Falkvinge. The UK government last month extended copyright for designs from 25 years to the life of the designer plus 70 years. In practice, this is likely to mean a copyright term of over 100 years for furniture and other designed objects. "This change means that people will be prohibited from using 3D printing and other maker technologies to manufacture such objects, and that for a full century."

Is that a Debian all-in-one PC in your pocket?

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 07:21:46 AM
Guest columnist Rob Reilly checks out Next Thing’s PocketChip, a pocket-sized Debian based all-in-one computer, in this HackerBoards hands-on first look. ? ? Is that a Debian all-in-one PC in your Pocket? by Rob Reilly ? From Chip to PocketChip Next Thing Chip I’ve experimented with Next Thing’s Chip SBC, connected to a big screen […]

Solus Upgraded to the GNOME 3.20 Stack, Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.7

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 06:01:42 AM
Solus developer Joshua Strobl proudly announced the 33rd installation of Solus Project's This Week in Solus weekly newsletter to inform the community about the latest technologies and software releases implemented in the OS.

How to use Gource to visualize your code repos (and more)

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 04:41:39 AM
Why settle for boring numbers and static graphs to describe your open source project when you can dynamically display the movements and activity within your project? Gource is an amazing and flexible tool that can be used to display activity from your repositories using a video visualization that people love. Gource can be redistributed and modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License (version 3 or later).

Hackers Fool Tesla S's Autopilot to Hide and Spoof Obstacles

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 03:21:36 AM
In May, when a Tesla S in autopilot mode failed to detect a white tractor-trailer turning into its path and careened into the rig's side at 74 miles per hour, killing the car's driver, the question of the reliability of autonomous vehicles came into focus like never before. But for security researchers, that incident raised another, even more menacing issue:

Linux Foundation Certified Engineer: Ronni Jensen

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 02:01:33 AM
The Linux Foundation will be featuring some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. These testimonials should serve to help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) certification is right for you. In this installment, we talk with LFCE Ronni Jensen.

Qualcomm-powered Android devices plagued by four rooting flaws

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 12:41:30 AM
Qualcomm has released patches for the flaws, but Google included only three of them in its Android security updates so far.

Apricity OS 07.2016 Screenshot Tour

Monday 8th of August 2016 11:44:19 PM
The Apricity OS team is incredibly happy to announce the release of Apricity OS 07.2016 'Aspen', the first-ever stable release of Apricity OS. Apricity OS 07.2016 Dev, another monthly development snapshot, is also released. Many changes have been implemented since the last release, most notable of which is certainly Apricity Freezedry, a system configuration tool that has been integrated into the development build system for Apricity OS. With a simple TOML configuration file, many aspects of a system may be configured, including GNOME and Cinnamon themes and settings, installed packages, enabled systemd services, and enabled Vim plugins (installed through Pathogen). Freezedry is built with modules, each in charge of controlling a specific aspect of a user's system. Other changes to the OS include LUKS encryption support.

Linux Mint 18

Monday 8th of August 2016 10:47:08 PM
Now it has been approximately a month since I'm using Linux Mint 18 "Sarah". There is not doubt this distro is solid and newbie friendly. I always suggest Linux newbies start with Linux Mint as it makes easier for them to move around and learn Linux system. Sarah takes the same legacy forward with better look and user experience.

GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 6 Now Enabled by Default in Debian Unstable

Monday 8th of August 2016 09:49:57 PM
Debian developer Emilio Pozuelo Monfort announced this past weekend the enablement of the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6 compiler tools by default for Debian Unstable.

How to cache static files on nginx

Monday 8th of August 2016 08:52:46 PM
This tutorial explains how you can configure nginx to set the Expires HTTP header and the max-age directive of the Cache-Control HTTP header of static files (such as images, CSS and Javascript files) to a date in the future so that these files will be cached by your visitors' browsers.

Snapchat, for Hoarders

Monday 8th of August 2016 07:55:35 PM
I like Snapchat, but if I'm being totally honest, it's not somethingI use every day. I like it because my kids send me goofy pictures andvideos, and it makes me happy that they think to include me in theirSnapchatty world.

Moving from a single machine with Docker to a cluster of Pi's

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:58:24 PM
I decided to finally make use of my four Raspberry Pi model 3’s and take the challenge to move all of my home services to them.

Is Linux a security risk in Windows 10?

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:01:13 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 18, and how to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.

Five Favorite Linux Distros

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:04:02 PM
Like everybody, we love "five best" lists. Trouble is, how can we come up with a five best list of anything when we haven't even begun to look at them all? What we can do is list "five favorites," like we've done with this list of five favorite Linux distros.

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! How Fast Is It?

Monday 8th of August 2016 04:06:07 PM
Let’s run some benchmarks on the CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network. We’ll first run each test in Ubuntu running natively on the hardware, and then reboot, and run the same benchmarks on the same machine running Ubuntu on Windows.

4 talks from leaders in higher ed on the future of open education

Monday 8th of August 2016 03:08:56 PM
Openness has become the new standard for content and software across a variety of initiatives in higher education. Open source software, open education, open educational resources, open access publishing, open analytics, open data, open science, and open humanities have matured to challenge, even dominate, the global educational landscape.read more

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