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Fedora Warns Against ‘dnf update’ in Graphical Environment

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:29:35 PM
Users of Fedora 24 might want to put any update plans on hold until this bug issue is resolved.

How to easily access YouTube and Vimeo content in Linux using Kaku

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 09:32:24 PM
Usually, people choose one service (YouTube in most cases) and stick to that for their daily usage, and it's hard to persuade them to use any other service once they get used to the one they have chosen. However, there are some software applications that make this whole process of trying different services less complicated and time-consuming. In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed Kaku - that supports multiple services including YouTube, Vimeo, and SoundCloud.

What If a Company Consistently Says No to Open Sourcing Their Code?

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 08:35:13 PM
There are four essential questions a company should ask before it decides to create an open source project, according to Duane O'Brien, open source programs evangelist...

Mad Max to release on 20th of October for Linux & SteamOS, being ported by Feral Interactive

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:38:02 PM
Mad Max is officially being released on the 20th of October for Linux & SteamOS, it’s finally coming!

Aditya Mukerjee: Crossing the Language Divide in Open Source

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 06:40:51 PM
It’s easy for those of us in the US to become chauvinistic about our language. Our country is geographically huge, making it easy to think of the whole world as English speaking. Obviously, it isn’t.

How to champion your committers

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 05:43:40 PM
A number of companies today proudly wear the open source badge to show their dedication to various projects, particular communities, or simply the idea of free software licensing. Many have gone down the Red Hat business route, creating a revenue model based on support and services, while others have built their business around proprietary features and add-ons to open source projects.Business models vary, but what all successful open source companies have in common is the ability to maintain healthy more

KDE Neon 5.8 User Edition Linux OS Offers the Latest KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Desktop

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 04:46:29 PM
The KDE Neon development team proudly announced a few minutes ago the release of the KDE Neon 5.8 User Edition GNU/Linux distribution with the recently released KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment.

Nagios vs Zabbix vs Pandora FMS. An in depth comparison

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 03:49:18 PM
Pandora FMS guys show an in depth comparison of 3 of the main open source monitoring tools.

Tips from a software engineer for a balanced life

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 02:52:07 PM
Kent Dodds is a busy, busy guy. He's a full stack JavaScript engineer at PayPal, hosts JavaScript Air, co-hosts React30, is an instructor on, is a Google Developer Expert, and spends a lot of time on Twitter and more

Google melts 78 Android security holes, two of which were critical

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 01:54:56 PM
Chinese hackers thanked for help finding flawsGoogle has crushed 78 Android security flaws in its October bug blitzkrieg, repairing critical core Android services along the way.…

Linux Directory Structure (File System Hierarchy) Explained with Examples

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 12:57:45 PM
The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) defines the structure of file systems in Unix/Linux, like operating systems.

Solving the Linux kernel code reviewer shortage

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 12:00:34 PM
Operating system security is top of mind right now, and Linux is a big part of that discussion. One of the questions to be solved is: How do we ensure that patches going upstream are properly reviewed?read more

Official Arduino IoT dev kit has WiFi hub and 25 sensor modules

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 11:03:23 AM
Arduino LLC launched an ESLOV IoT Invention Kit, featuring an Arduino compatible WiFi hub device and 25 modular sensor devices, united via an Arduino Cloud. At the World Maker Faire New York, where Arduino LLC and Arduino Srl announced the settlement of their legal dispute, as well as plans to merge by the end of […]

KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS released

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:06:12 AM
After many work around in the previous beta version of KDE Plasma 5.8 beta,KDE team is finaaly here with their first LTS of Plasma desktop software release, KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS.Beleive it or not, this release is surely gong to attract plenty of non-techie or simple users.But Techies are also not going to lose interest, this Ubuntu based beauty is going to prove the beast features as well.Check out new features of kde plasma 5.8 LTS[....]

Fedora Devs Warn Users Not to Run "dnf update" Inside a Desktop on Fedora 24

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 09:09:01 AM
Earlier today, Fedora Project's Adam Williamson published a public service announcement (PSA) to inform the Fedora Linux community about an important issue with the internal update process.

Indian Government Embraces ownCloud

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 08:11:50 AM
An interview with the project team behind India's DigiLocker project, which is built on ownCloud. It also goes into India's other plans to support free and open source software.

Open source compliance specs advance at LinuxCon

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:14:39 AM
The Linux Foundation announced the SPDX 2.1 and OpenChain 1.0 specs, which aim to clarify and standardize open source compliance and management. At LinuxCon Europe in Berlin, the Linux Foundation announced two new releases from different groups attempting to standardize open source license tracking, compliance, and supply chain management. The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) […]

Moreutils For Your Linux Shell Tool Set

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 06:17:28 AM
I have this book -- a Spanish edition of Stephen Coffin's seminal manual, Unix System V Release 4: The Complete Reference. You can open it on any of its 700+ pages and bet your bottom dollar that the commands on the page will work in a modern-day Linux. Well, except where teletypes and tape storage are involved. Said like that, you may think the *NIX command line hasn't changed a lot since the early 1990s. This is not entirely true.

Linux Kernel 3.12.64 LTS Updates the Networking Stack and Fixes EXT4 Bugs

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 05:20:17 AM
One day after Linus Torvalds' announcement on Linux kernel 4.8, Jiri Slaby releases the sixty-fourth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series.

ISPConfig 3.1: Automated installation on Debian and Ubuntu

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 04:23:06 AM
As you might know, ISPConfig is one of the best free open source hosting control panels available to manage Linux hosting servers in single and multi-server environments. Today you will see how to deploy and install this amazing control panel with the ispconfig_setup script.

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TheSSS 20.0 Server-Oriented Linux Distro Ships with Linux Kernel 4.4.17, PHP 5.6

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today, October 26, 2016, about the release and immediate availability of version 20.0 of his server-oriented TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) GNU/Linux distribution. Read more

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Daily Build ISO Images Are Now Available for Download

Now that the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system is officially open for development, the first daily build ISO images have published in the usual places for early adopters and public testers. Read more

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OSS Leftovers

  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
  • Netflix Upgrades its Powerful "Chaos Monkey" Open Cloud Utility
    Few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has, and it may come as a surprise to some people to learn that Netflix regularly open sources key, tested and hardened cloud tools that it has used for years. We've reported on Netflix open sourcing a series of interesting "Monkey" cloud tools as part of its "simian army," which it has deployed as a series satellite utilities orbiting its central cloud platform. Netflix previously released Chaos Monkey, a utility that improves the resiliency of Software as a Service by randomly choosing to turn off servers and containers at optimized tims. Now, Netflix has announced the upgrade of Chaos Monkey, and it's worth checking in on this tool.
  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.