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Kodi 17 "Krypton" Open-Source Media Center Officially Released, Here's What's New

Monday 6th of February 2017 04:40:35 PM
The Kodi team proudly announced today the general availability of the final release of the Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source media center for Linux, Android, macOS, iOS, and Windows.

Learn C Programming With 9 Excellent Open Source Books

Monday 6th of February 2017 03:31:58 PM
Books are very personal things. And programming books are no exception. We all form bonds with programming books that help master the rudiments of a language, and then be able to move on to fully exploit the language’s flexibility.

How To Install The Latest Version Of Cinnamon On Ubuntu

Monday 6th of February 2017 02:15:46 PM
This guide shows how to install the latest version of Cinnamon on Ubuntu. You may ask why bother, why not use Linux Mint? If you have already installed Ubuntu it seems a little extreme to install a new OS just to get a different desktop environment

How to Activate the Global Menu in Kde Plasma 5.9

Monday 6th of February 2017 12:21:24 PM
Global Menu is one of the most interesting features of Kde Plasma 5.9, but enabling it may be a bit complicated if you don’t know where to search. In this tutorial we will see how to enable it.

Performance made easy with Linux containers

Monday 6th of February 2017 10:27:02 AM
Performance for an application determines how quickly your software can complete the intended task. It answers questions about the application, such as: Response time under peak load; ease of use, supported functionality, and use cases compared to an alternative............

Sudden Strike 4 looks like an amazing RTS that will have Linux support

Monday 6th of February 2017 08:32:40 AM
This got totally missed, Sudden Strike 4 has a trailer out from December that shows off a little of this RTS game and it looks amazing.

Arch Linux vs. Solus vs. openSUSE Tumbleweed: Your Favorite Rolling Distro Is?

Monday 6th of February 2017 06:38:18 AM
I recently had to reinstall my laptop, and, since I only use Linux on my laptop, I could not afford to spend half a day customizing the operating system, install hundreds of updates, and set up my favorite apps.

How To Install The Java Development Kit and Runtime Environments On Ubuntu

Monday 6th of February 2017 04:43:56 AM
This guide shows how to install the latest Java runtime environment and development kits on Ubuntu. It shows how to install the official and open source versions.

4 questions to answer when choosing community metrics to measure

Monday 6th of February 2017 02:49:34 AM
Thus far in the Community Metrics Playbook column, I've discussed the importance of setting goals to guide the metrics process, outlined the general types of metrics that are useful for studying your community, and reviewed technical details of available tools.read more

OpenContrail: An Essential Tool in the OpenStack Ecosystem

Monday 6th of February 2017 12:55:12 AM
Throughout 2016, software-defined networking (SDN) rapidly evolved, and numerous players in the open source and cloud computing arenas are now helping it gain momentum. In conjunction with that trend, OpenContrail, a popular SDN platform used with the OpenStack cloud computing platform, is emerging as an essential tool around which many administrators will have to develop skillsets.

Building your own personal cloud with Cozy

Sunday 5th of February 2017 11:00:50 PM
Most everyone I know uses some sort of web-based application for their calendar, emails, file storage, and much more. But what if, like me, you've got concerns about privacy, or just want to simplify your digital life into a place you control? Cozy is a project that is moving in the right direction—toward a robust self-hosted cloud platform. Cozy's source code is available on GitHub, and it is licensed under the AGPL 3.0 license.read more

Rapid Collapse of Patent Aggressors’ Patent Strategy: Creative, Microsoft, RPX, LinkedIn, and Fitbit

Sunday 5th of February 2017 09:06:28 PM
The fantasy which is building a company on a foundation of patent revenue (like a patent troll) is quickly going away, as even some of the most notorious patent aggressors (companies that are failing in the real market and thus turn to patents) begrudgingly and inevitably find out

COM runs Linux on tiny, power-sipping Cortex-A53 SoC

Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:12:06 PM
F&S announced a tiny, wireless enabled “efus A53LS” module that runs Linux on NXP’s QorIQ LS1012A, billed as the world’s smallest 64-bit ARM SoC. F&S Elektronik Systeme has unveiled the efus A53LS computer-on-module, which adopts its 62 x 47mm “efus” form-factor, as found in the i.MX6UL based efus A7UL. This time, F&S has tapped what […]

UniK: Isolating Processes and Reducing Complexity

Sunday 5th of February 2017 05:17:44 PM
Unikernels aren’t a new concept; the stripped-down, library-specific application machine images have been around for decades.  But unikernels are enjoying a renaissance thanks to cloud computing; they offer major efficiencies in resource use and provide a tiny attack service for nefarious online activities.

Important Kernel Updates Patch 7 Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Sunday 5th of February 2017 03:23:22 PM
Canonical announced a few hours ago the availability of new kernel updates for all supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, patching a total of seven security issues across all of them.

Linux-ready UP board drives IoT framework for vending machines

Sunday 5th of February 2017 01:29:00 PM
Aaeon and Kii unveiled a “Smart Vending Now” platform that combines Aaeon’s Atom-based UP SBC with Kii’s cloud-based IoT platform for vending machines.

Hitchhikers Guide to Serverless JavaScript

Sunday 5th of February 2017 11:34:38 AM
Although Serverless has become a bit of a buzzword recently, Steven Faulkner, Director of Platform Engineering at Bustle, disagrees that it is just a fad. In his talk at Node.js Interactive, he points out that much of the faults that people find in Serverless -- that it doesn[he]#039[/he]t scale, that it is not production ready, that it’s too slow and expensive -- are provenly false.

GIMP 2.8.20 Open-Source Image Editor Released for Linux, macOS, and Windows

Sunday 5th of February 2017 09:40:16 AM
A new stable release of the open-source and cross-platform GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) image editor and viewer arrived recently for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

Chrome for iOS goes open source, a KDE-branded laptop, and more open source news

Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:45:54 AM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google open sourcing Chrome for iOS, a KDE-branded laptop from Slimbook, and more!Open source news roundup for January 22-February 4, 2016read more

BeagleBone Black gains 4.3-inch cap touchscreen Cape

Sunday 5th of February 2017 05:51:32 AM
Element14 and Adafruit have launched a 4.3-inch, 480 x 272 capacitive touchscreen for the BeagleBone Black at an unprecedented price of only $50. Adafruit has launched an Element14 made, 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen for only $50, making it the only cap touchscreen for the SBC we’ve seen that sells for under $100. The Element 14 LCD […]

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Voyager 9 Linux Distro Enters Development, Now Based on Debian 9 "Stretch"

The developers of the Voyager Linux OS announced the availability of the first Beta build of the upcoming Voyager 9 release, which will be based on the soon-to-be-announced Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system. Read more

Black Lab Linux Gets First Weekly ISOs, Adds Linux Kernel 4.8 from Ubuntu 16.10

Earlier this week, we told you that Black Lab Software, the developers of the Ubuntu-based Black Lab Linux distribution, published the roadmap of the next Black Lab Linux releases. Read more

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