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Laverna privacy focused note taking app with sync

Monday 28th of August 2017 01:39:27 AM
The application is open source, and versions of Mac, Windows and Linux are provided currently. These versions use Electron as their base which means that they are quite heavy when it comes to memory usage for instance.

4 digital technologies that are worth an investment this year

Sunday 27th of August 2017 10:47:54 PM
Organizations used to avoid releasing open source version of their products until a few years ago. However, Linux operating system and other open source projects proved that it could significantly generate more revenues.

Did SUSE Linux Just Take a Dig at Red Hat Linux?

Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:56:21 PM
It seems that SUSE Linux just took a potshot at Red Hat Linux in its latest parody video. See the video and decide for yourself.

Jolla officially launches Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X, but at a hefty price

Sunday 27th of August 2017 04:01:35 PM
Sailfish OS will debut on Xperia X handsets soon... Sailfish X will initially be available without the GUI and hence the installation should be done using command line instructions on a Linux PC. Jolla is expected to release the GUI bundle along with the installation tool after the initial sales...

Making a Wrong into a Right: After Violating GPL and Filing for Bankruptcy, Chinese OEM IUNI Releases Source Code

Sunday 27th of August 2017 01:34:19 PM
IUNI thought it would be simple to just grab the open source code that makes Android what it is today, add their own modifications, close it off, and try to profit from it. Lo and behold, two years into it and the company went under...

Coding more Effectively with Sublime Text

Sunday 27th of August 2017 11:39:57 AM
If I remember correctly, the first software I used to “develop” a website was Frontpage. All those of the pre-ADSL generation have surely started or known this publisher. Since I tried a lot of different applications to code, text editors or IDEs, and the list is long:

Open-spec SBC features octa-core -A53 SoC

Sunday 27th of August 2017 09:33:26 AM
The “Khadas Vim2” SBC runs Android 7.1 or Ubuntu 16.04 on an octa-core, -A53 Amlogic S912 with up to 3GB DDR4, WiFi, GbE, HDMI 2.0, and dual USB ports. Late last year, the Khadas project launched an open spec Khadas Vim SBC that runs on the Amlogic S905X, a cheaper version of the quad-core, Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905 used on Hardkernel’s Odroid-C2.

Diagnose and recover a RAID failure

Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:39:04 AM
In almost all cases, RAID provides redundancy that allows the loss of one or more disks to be tolerated. On the one hand, however, one must know when a failure occurs to act, and on the other hand, know what to do. It is not enough to remove the failing disk and put another in its place..

How Quantum Computing Will Change Browser Encryption

Sunday 27th of August 2017 05:44:42 AM
From a protocol point of view, we're closer to a large-scale quantum computer than many people think. Here's why that's an important milestone.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule published

Sunday 27th of August 2017 03:50:20 AM
The Linux Foundation has posted a schedule for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 23-25 in Prague with the Open Source Summit Europe. Full program notes are available for the combined Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and Open Source Summit Europe event to be held in Oct. 23-25 in Prague.....

RAID: getting the most out of your hard drives

Sunday 27th of August 2017 01:55:58 AM
For those who do not know it, RAID is about gathering multiple disks and using them concurrently to improve data performance or resiliency. Whatever the actual number of discs, in use it will be as if you had only one. You can use RAID from two disks and up to several hundred.

How to Fix a Bootloop on Your Android Device

Sunday 27th of August 2017 12:01:36 AM
If you are experiencing a bootloop issue after flashing a custom ROM, here are some ways to help you get out of the bootloop to get your phone working again.

How to use getopts to parse a script options

Saturday 26th of August 2017 10:07:14 PM
Modifying a bash script behavior via runtime options, just like we normally do with command line programs, can be very useful. The bash shell provides the getopts builtin command, a standard way to achieve this. How to use it is what we will learn in this tutorial.

First Steps After Getting a CentOS VPS

Saturday 26th of August 2017 08:12:52 PM
In this tutorial, we will go through everything you need to do in order to setup your new CentOS VPS.

GIMP 2.9.6 released!

Saturday 26th of August 2017 06:18:30 PM
After more than a year of hard work we are excited to release GIMP 2.9.6 featuring many improvements, some new features, translation updates for 23 languages, and 204 bug fixes.

5 of the Best Linux Distros in 2017

Saturday 26th of August 2017 04:24:08 PM
It’s not easy picking a Linux distribution. While there isn’t truly a one-size-fits-all solution, here are 5 of the best Linux distros to try in 2017.

Guide to Linux App Is a Handy Tool for Every Level of Linux User

Saturday 26th of August 2017 02:29:46 PM
Remember when you first started out with Linux? Depending on the environment you’re coming from, the learning curve can be somewhat challenging. Because of that (and many other differences from other platforms), new users (and some already skilled users) need a bit of help now and then. This particular article is about an Android app. because this particular app happens to be geared toward helping users learn Linux.

Tiny hacker board features dual Ethernet and a $13.90 price

Saturday 26th of August 2017 12:35:24 PM
The open spec, 60 x 45mm “Orange Pi R1” runs Linux or Android on a quad -A7 Allwinner H2 and features WiFi, USB OTG, and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports. Shenzhen Xunlong appears to be increasingly focusing its Orange Pi line of open spec development boards on small-footprint SBCs aimed more at IoT than multimedia applications. […]

12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language

Saturday 26th of August 2017 10:41:02 AM
There are lots of reasons why you might want to learn how to build apps using Apple’s open-source Swift language, including ease of use, security and speed.

Top 5: A powerful sysadmin tool, deploying serverless apps with Ansible, and more

Saturday 26th of August 2017 08:46:40 AM
In this week's top 5, we take a look at the Foreman sysadmin tool, tips for building more open startups, an open source game jam, and more.read more

More in Tux Machines

Microsoft EEE

  • Why the Windows Subsystem for Linux Matters to You – Even if You Don’t Use it [Ed: Microsoft pulling an EEE on GNU/Linux matters. Sure it does... while suing GNU/Linux with software patents Microsoft says it "loves Linux".]
  • Canonical Teams Up with Microsoft to Enable New Azure Tailored Ubuntu Kernel
    In a joint collaboration with Microsoft's Azure team, Canonical managed to enable a new Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel in the Ubuntu Cloud Images for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Azure starting today, September 21, 2017. The Azure tailored Ubuntu kernel is now enabled by default for the Ubuntu Cloud images running the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform, and Canonical vows to offer the same level of support as the rest of its Ubuntu kernels until the operating system reaches end of life.

Servers: Kubernetes, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Sysadmin 101

  • Kubernetes Snaps: The Quick Version
    When we built the Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK), one of our goals was to provide snap packages for the various Kubernetes clients and services: kubectl, kube-apiserver, kubelet, etc. While we mainly built the snaps for use in CDK, they are freely available to use for other purposes as well. Let’s have a quick look at how to install and configure the Kubernetes snaps directly.
  • Kubernetes is Transforming Operations in the Enterprise
    At many organizations, managing containerized applications at scale is the order of the day (or soon will be). And few open source projects are having the impact in this arena that Kubernetes is. Above all, Kubernetes is ushering in “operations transformation” and helping organizations make the transition to cloud-native computing, says Craig McLuckie co-founder and CEO of Heptio and a co-founder of Kubernetes at Google, in a recent free webinar, ‘Getting to Know Kubernetes.’ Kubernetes was created at Google, which donated the open source project to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
  • Kubernetes gains momentum as big-name vendors flock to Cloud Native Computing Foundation
    Like a train gaining speed as it leaves the station, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quickly gathering momentum, attracting some of the biggest names in tech. In the last month and a half alone AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal have all joined. It’s not every day you see this group of companies agree on anything, but as Kubernetes has developed into an essential industry tool, each of these companies sees it as a necessity to join the CNCF and support its mission. This is partly driven by customer demand and partly by the desire to simply have a say in how Kubernetes and other related cloud-native technologies are developed.
  • The Cloud-Native Architecture: One Stack, Many Options
    As the chief technology officer of a company specialized in cloud native storage, I have a first hand view of the massive transformation happening right now in enterprise IT. In short, two things are happening in parallel right now that make it radically simpler to build, deploy and run sophisticated applications. The first is the move to the cloud. This topic has been discussed so much that I won’t try to add anything new. We all know it’s happening, and we all know that its impact is huge.
  • Sysadmin 101: Leveling Up
    I hope this description of levels in systems administration has been helpful as you plan your own career. When it comes to gaining experience, nothing quite beats making your own mistakes and having to recover from them yourself. At the same time, it sure is a lot easier to invite battle-hardened senior sysadmins to beers and learn from their war stories. I hope this series in Sysadmin 101 fundamentals has been helpful for those of you new to the sysadmin trenches, and also I hope it helps save you from having to learn from your own mistakes as you move forward in your career.

Databases: PostgreSQL 10 RC1 and Greenplum

  • PostgreSQL 10 RC1 Released
    The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announces today that the first release candidate of version 10 is available for download. As a release candidate, 10 RC 1 should be identical to the final release of the new version. It contains fixes for all known issues found during testing, so users should test and report any issues that they find.
  • PostgreSQL 10 Release Candidate 1 Arrives
    PostgreSQL 10 has been queuing up improvements to declarative partitioning, logical replication support, an improved parallel query system, SCRAM authentication, performance speed-ups, hash indexes are now WAL, extended statistics, new integrity checking tools, smart connection handling, and many other promising improvements. Our earlier performance tests of Postgre 10 during its beta phase showed some speed-ups over PostgreSQL 9.
  • Pivotal Greenplum Analytic Database Adds Multicloud Support
    Pivotal’s latest release of its Greenplum analytic database includes multicloud support and, for the first time, is based entirely on open source code. In 2015, the company open sourced the core of Pivotal Greenplum as the Greenplum Database project. “This is the first commercially available release that we are shipping with the open source project truly at its core,” said Elisabeth Hendrickson, VP of data research and development at Pivotal.

Graphics: NVIDIA Progress, VC4/VC5, Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa

  • NVIDIA 384.90 Linux Driver Brings Fixes, Quadro P5200 Support
    One day after releasing updated GeForce Linux legacy drivers, NVIDIA is now out with an update to their long-lived 384 branch. The NVIDIA 384 Linux series is the current latest series for their proprietary driver. Coming out today is the 384.90 update that is primarily comprised of bug fixes but also includes Quadro P5200 support.
  • NVIDIA Continues Prepping The Linux Desktop Stack For HDR Display Support
    Besides working on the new Unix device memory allocator project, they have also been engaged with upstream open-source Linux developers over preparing the Linux desktop for HDR display support. Alex Goins of the NVIDIA Linux team presented on their HDR ambitions for the Linux desktop and the work they are still doing for prepping the X.Org stack for dealing with these next-generation computer displays. This is a project they have also been looking at for more than one year: NVIDIA Is Working Towards HDR Display Support For Linux, But The Desktop Isn't Ready.
  • The State Of The VC4 Driver Stack, Early Work On VC5
    ric Anholt of Broadcom just finished presenting at XDC2017 Mountain View on the state of the VC4 driver stack most notably used by the Raspberry Pi devices. Additionally, he also shared about his early work on the VC5 driver for next-generation Broadcom graphics.
  • Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa Have Hit Amazing Milestones This Year
    Kaveh Nasri, the manager of Intel's Mesa driver team within the Open-Source Technology Center since 2011, spoke this morning at XDC2017 about the accomplishments of his team and more broadly the Mesa community. Particularly over the past year there has been amazing milestones accomplished for this open-source driver stack.