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To avoid disruption, stay open

Friday 8th of July 2016 11:13:44 AM
In his book, The Open Organization, Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst recognizes Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies, an IT consulting company based in India. Whitehurst writes that Nayar started an internal blog called "My Problems," which featured the strategic problems Nayar was working on and solicited feedback and ideas from anyone in the company willing to share thoughts.read more

Ubuntu Linux Becomes the Preferred Operating System for Pivotal's Cloud Platform

Friday 8th of July 2016 10:10:50 AM
Canonical has announced a new partnership between them and Pivotal to collaborate on delivering a cloud native platform based on the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system to their customers.

How to run X applications without a desktop or a WM

Friday 8th of July 2016 09:07:56 AM
As the title might suggest, this article will show you how to run X applications without using a window manager or desktop environment. You might ask yourself : why would I want to do that? Well, you might want to run a kiosk system where you only need to run the browser and/or the hardware resources are limited.

Fedora Job Opening: Fedora Community Outreach and Impact Lead

Friday 8th of July 2016 08:05:02 AM
Love Fedora? Want to work with Fedora full-time to help support and grow the Fedora community? Red Hat's Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team is hiring a Fedora Community Outreach and Impact Lead to do just that.

Fedora 25 GNU/Linux Distribution to Offer Better Switchable Graphics Support

Friday 8th of July 2016 07:02:08 AM
The Fedora Linux community is preparing something that most of us have been waiting for so long, something that should have been implemented in most GNU/Linux distros a long time ago.

Rugged, network oriented module dishes up 12-core QorIQ SoC

Friday 8th of July 2016 05:59:14 AM
X-ES announced an “XPedite5850” COM Express Basic Type 5 module that runs Linux on an NXP QorIQ T4240 SoC with 12 e6500 PowerPC cores.

LFCE Prep Course -- OSI Network Model (Part 1)

Friday 8th of July 2016 04:56:20 AM
In this series, we're going to have a look at Linux networking concepts: the OSI model for networking, network topology, the domain name system, and how to start and stop networking services on various Linux distributions.

Customizable carrier for OMAP4430 COM has RPi style CSI-2 port

Friday 8th of July 2016 03:53:26 AM
Gumstix has launched an open-source “Garret 50C” carrier board for its 58 x 17mm, dual-core DuoVero computer-on-module family, the company’s higher-end alternative to its single-core Overo COMs. The board was developed with the company’s online Geppetto DIY design and quick-turn prototype manufacturing service, which customers can use to customize the board.

VirtualBox 5.1 Is Just Around the Corner, First Release Candidate Up for Grabs

Friday 8th of July 2016 02:50:32 AM
Oracle has had the pleasure of announcing that the first Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.1 virtualization software is available for public testing.

3 open source alternatives to Microsoft Publisher

Friday 8th of July 2016 01:47:38 AM
A few weeks ago, I confessed that I still hadn't fully moved to the paperless utopia I had imagined I would be living in by this point.As I've thought through it more, it's the long tail of paper that's holding me back. Sure, almost all of my communications are electronic these days, and my scanner makes quick work of almost everything that comes to me in a dead tree format.read more

Using Blender as Video Editing Software on Linux

Friday 8th of July 2016 12:44:44 AM
Blender ... is extremely polished, powerful, and featureful. But, video editing is not the primary job of Blender; it is intended for use as 3D animation software that doubles as a video editor. That means Blender can be a bit intimidating to a new user; it was to me. But, once you understand the basics, you will enjoy the power of Blender.

Greg Kroah-Hartman Gives an Inside Look at the Largest, Fastest Software Project of All

Thursday 7th of July 2016 11:41:50 PM
What has 21 million lines of code, 4000 contributors, and more changes per day than most software projects have in months, or even years? The Linux kernel, of course. In this video, Greg Kroah-Hartman provides an inside view of how the largest, fastest software project of all absorbs so many changes while maintaining a high level of quality and stability.

Will Linux run well on a MacBook?

Thursday 7th of July 2016 10:38:56 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Pokemon GO released for Android, and will 2-in-1 Windows PCs destroy Android tablets?

Linux Mint 18 improves security, but at a cost

Thursday 7th of July 2016 09:36:02 PM
Version 18 of the popular Ubuntu derivative Linux Mint was released in late June, bringing with it a much-needed emphasis on security, and a refocusing of organizational resources to deliver a more polished distribution. While Linux Mint 18 moves in a positive direction overall, the direction that founder and project leader Clement Lefebvre envisions is likely to raise some eyebrows.

GPS for Linux

Thursday 7th of July 2016 08:33:08 PM
A Linux-friendly solution to retrieving, graphing and saving GPS data from a bike GPS tracker. But not using the expected solution.

How to install ProFTPD with TLS on CentOS 7.2

Thursday 7th of July 2016 07:30:14 PM
This tutorial describes the installation and configuration of ProFTPD on a CentOS 7.2 Server. ProFTPD is an FTP daemon for Unix and Linux operating systems and distributed under the GNU Public License (GPL).

DIY Mobile Backup Device for Photographers

Thursday 7th of July 2016 06:27:20 PM
Backup anxiety syndrome is not a real medical condition, but as a photographer, you might be familiar with the main symptom all too well: the constant worry about keeping your photos safe, especially when you are traveling.

Taming the Chaos of Modern Caches

Thursday 7th of July 2016 05:24:26 PM
“If you’re a bit tired, this is a presentation on cache maintenance, so there will be plenty of opportunity to sleep.” Despite this warning from ARM Ltd. kernel developer Mark Rutland at his recent Embedded Linux Conference presentation, Stale Data, or How We (Mis-)manage Modern Caches, it was actually kind of an eye opener -- at least as far as cache management presentations go.

What is Git?

Thursday 7th of July 2016 04:21:32 PM
Welcome to my series on learning how to use the Git version control system! In this introduction to the series, you will learn what Git is for and who should use it.read more

How to automatically execute shell script at startup boot on systemd Linux

Thursday 7th of July 2016 03:18:38 PM
The following config will discuss a basic example on how to execute shell script during a boot time on systemd Linux. There maybe various reason why you might want to execute shell script during Linux startup like for example to start a particular custom service, check disk space, create a backup etc.

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Linux 4.6.5

I'm announcing the release of the 4.6.5 kernel. All users of the 4.6 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.6.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.6.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... thanks, greg k-h Read more Also: Linux 4.4.16 Linux 3.14.74

today's leftovers

Leftovers: Software

  • The Linux Deepin File Manager Is a Thing of Beauty
    China-based Linux distro Deepin has shown off its all-new desktop file manager. And to say it's pretty is an understatement.
  • GRadio Lets You Find, Listen to Radio Stations from the Ubuntu Desktop
    Love to listen to the radio? My ol’ pal Lolly did. But let’s say you want to listen to the radio on Ubuntu. How do you do it? Well, the Ubuntu Software centre should always be the first dial you try, but you’ll need to sift through a load of static to find a decent app.
  • Reprotest 0.2 released, with virtualization support
    reprotest 0.2 is available in PyPi and should hit Debian soon. I have tested null (no container, build on the host system), schroot, and qemu, but it's likely that chroot, Linux containers (lxc/lxd), and quite possibly ssh are also working. I haven't tested the autopkgtest code on a non-Debian system, but again, it probably works. At this point, reprotest is not quite a replacement for the prebuilder script because I haven't implemented all the variations yet, but it offers better virtualization because it supports qemu, and it can build non-Debian software because it doesn't rely on pbuilder.
  • Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes
    Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0. Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update, Calibre 2.62.0, which introduced support for the new Kindle Oasis ebook reader from Amazon, as well as reading and writing of EPUB 3 metadata. Unfortunately, there aren't many interesting features added in the Calibre 2.63.0 release, except for the implementation of Unicode 9.0 support in the regex engine of the Edit Book feature that lets users edit books that contain characters encoded with the recently released Unicode 9.0 standard.
  • Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS
    When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. Today, we’re thrilled to release some big improvements to Firefox for iOS. These improvements will give users more speed, flexibility and choice, three things we care deeply about.
  • LibreOffice 5.2 Is Being Released Next Wednesday
    One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update. LibreOffice 5.2 features a new (optional) single toolbar mode, bookmark improvements. new Calc spreadsheet functions (including forecasting functions), support for signature descriptions, support for OOXML signature import/export, and a wealth of other updates. There are also GTK3 user-interface improvements, OpenGL rendering improvements, multi-threaded 3D rendering, faster rendering, and more.
  • Blackmagic Design Finally Introduces Fusion 8 For Linux
  • Why Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux is a big deal [Ed: This article is nonsense right from the headline. Web client is not Linux support. And it's spyware (centralised too).]

today's howtos