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Paging Linux Users: What Made You Give Up on Windows?

Sunday 11th of November 2018 12:35:55 AM
Once described by Microsoft as “a cancer,” the Linux world has become a key focus for Microsoft these days, especially as part of the company’s transformation started shortly after Satya Nadella took over the CEO role from Steve Ballmer.

FDA releases open source code, open source software gets emotional, and more news

Saturday 10th of November 2018 10:41:33 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at two open source companies getting funding, the FDA open sources app code, Barcelona upping its open source investment, and more.Open source firms finish funding roundsIn the last two weeks, IBM's acquisition of Red Hat led the open source business headlines. But two other companies that develop open source software also made some bold financial moves that filled their coffers quite more

How Microsoft Ignores Millions of Windows 10 Version 1809 Users

Saturday 10th of November 2018 08:47:11 PM
Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) is without a doubt one of the buggiest releases in a long time, and the way Microsoft handles its very own blunder shows the company still has a lot to learn both from its rivals and from customers who have been sending their feedback for so long.

Bash For Loop

Saturday 10th of November 2018 06:52:49 PM
Loops are one of the fundamental concepts of programming languages. Loops are handy, if you want to run series of commands over and over again, until a condition situation is reached. In scripting languages such as Bash, loops are useful for automating repetitive tasks.

Android Oreo dev kit showcases the Snapdragon 670

Saturday 10th of November 2018 04:58:27 PM
Intrinsyc’s Android 8.0 driven Open-Q 670 HDK mobile development kit for the octa-core Snapdragon 670 SoC features a 5.65-inch touchscreen, 6GB LPDDR4, 6GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, GPS, NFC, and optional camera and sensor boards. The 170 x 170mm, Mini-ITX form-factor Open-Q 670 HDK is one of Intrynsic’s Android mobile “open frame” kits with a smartphone [[he]#8230[/he]]

Stealth and hacking game 'OFF GRID' fully funded and heading to Linux

Saturday 10th of November 2018 03:04:05 PM
OFF GRID, a stealth and hacking game about privacy and mass surveillance managed to get funded on Kickstarter and so it's coming to Linux.

Comments In BASH - Learn BASH | Part 3

Saturday 10th of November 2018 01:09:43 PM
Welcome to chapter three of BASH scripting series. Today we'll dive into a very important topic in programming called comment. Comment, in programming, is somewhat different from the online world of the Internet where you read an article or a blog and then throw some of your opinions or applaud the author in the comment section.

VMware Buys Kubernetes-based Heptio to Boost Its Multi-Cloud Strategy

Saturday 10th of November 2018 11:15:21 AM
Another important open source company has been picked up by a big proprietary player. This time it's the Seattle-based Kubernetes-focused Heptio, which is being acquired by the virtualization giant VMware. The deal was announced on Tuesday at VMworld Europe in Barcelona, just a little over a week after IBM picked up Red Hat for a cool $33 billion. Details of the sale are not being made public.

Must-Have Tools for Writers on the Linux Platform

Saturday 10th of November 2018 09:20:59 AM
A perfect storm of Linux evolution and web-based tools have made it such that any writer can get the job done (and done well) on Linux. But what tools will you need? You might be surprised to find out that, in some instances, the job cannot be efficiently done with 100% open source tools. Even with that caveat, the job can be done. Let’s take a look at the tools I’ve been using as both a tech writer and author of fiction.

How To Use Dropbox On Non-Ext4 Filesystems (Btrfs, Ext3, XFS, ZFS, Etc.) On Linux

Saturday 10th of November 2018 07:26:37 AM
In case you can't switch to a different cloud storage provider or use an Ext4 filesystem without eCryptfs for your Dropbox folder location, you can use a simple tool, called dropbox-filesystem-fix, that works around this Dropbox limitation, allowing the Dropbox desktop client to continue synchronizing files, no matter the filesystem type in use.

Removing Duplicate PATH Entries

Saturday 10th of November 2018 05:32:15 AM
The goal here is to remove duplicate entries from the PATH variable.But before I begin, let's be clear: there's no compelling reason toto do this. The shell will, in essence, ignore duplicates PATH entries;only the first occurrence of any one path is important.Two motivations drive this exercise.The first is to look at an awk one-liner that initiallydoesn't really appear to do much at all.The second is to feed the needs of those who are annoyed bysuch things as having duplicate PATH entries.

How to Install Open Source Social Network (OSSN) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Saturday 10th of November 2018 03:37:53 AM
Open Source Social Network (OSSN) is a free and open source social networking software written in PHP. It is used to create your own social network website and build relationships with your members. In this tutorial, we will be going to learn how to install Open Source Social Network on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server.

Developers are the new kingdom builders

Saturday 10th of November 2018 01:43:31 AM
Stephen O[he]#039[/he]Grady[he]#039[/he]s The New Kingmakers is a great book that explains why developers are a business[he]#039[/he] most important assets. O[he]#039[/he]Grady says developers are shaping products in new ways, and organizations that understand and embrace the value of this shift will be the most successful in the coming years. He shows how developers today are making the decisions, not the traditional IT decision-makers of prior years. Developers have the power to make or break a business, whether by their experience, their talent, or their passion.

RISC-V Linux development in full swing

Friday 9th of November 2018 11:49:09 PM
All signs point to a happy marriage between Linux and RISC-V. At Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Comcast’s Khem Raj gave a presentation that strengthens the case. Most Linux users have heard about the open source RISC-V ISA and its potential to challenge proprietary Arm and Intel architectures. Most are probably aware that some RISC-V based [[he]#8230[/he]]

7 reasons I love open source

Friday 9th of November 2018 09:54:47 PM
Here[he]#039[/he]s why I spend so much of my time—including evenings and weekends—on GitHub, as an active member of the open source community. I’ve worked on everything from solo projects to small collaborative group efforts to projects with hundreds of contributors. With each project, I’ve learned something new.

How to Mount and Unmount File Systems in Linux

Friday 9th of November 2018 08:00:25 PM
On Linux and UNIX operating systems you can use the mount command to attach (mount) file systems and removable devices such as USB flash drives at a particular mount point in the directory tree. The umount command detaches (unmounts) the mounted file system from the directory tree.

How Do You Appreciate Fedora?

Friday 9th of November 2018 06:34:39 PM
This week is the first annual Fedora Appreciation Week. As an extension of the How Do You Fedora? series, this article presents how past interviewees appreciate Fedora. The Fedora Project defines four common values that it encourages all contributors and community members to uphold. Those values are known as the Four Foundations. One such value, Friends, represents [[he]#8230[/he]]

Import your files from closed or obsolete applications

Friday 9th of November 2018 05:08:52 PM
One of the biggest risks with using proprietary applications is losing access to your digital content if the software disappears or ends support for old file formats. Moving your content to an open format is the best way to protect yourself from being locked out due to vendor lock-in and for that, the Document Liberation Project (DLP) has your back.

Essential System Tools: journalctl – query and display messages from the journal

Friday 9th of November 2018 03:43:06 PM
journalctl is used for querying and displaying messages from the journal. Since the journal comprises of one or more binary files, journalctl is the standard way to read messages from it.

Install and Deploy Kubernetes on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Friday 9th of November 2018 02:28:46 PM
Kubernetes is an open-source container management system for Docker containers. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Kubernetes on an Ubuntu system and also deploy Kubernetes on a two-node Ubuntu cluster.

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Openwashing With GitHub

  • Twistlock Improves Cloud-Native Security With Discovery Tool
    There is a simple truism in much of IT, and that is that organizations can't manage what they're not aware of. As organizations increasingly make use of distributed teams that use cloud-native services, there is a nontrivial risk of application sprawl. On Nov. 13, container security vendor Twistlock announced its new open-source cloud-native discovery tool, in an effort to help identify and locate applications running on different public cloud services. The Cloud Discovery tool's initial release supports scanning on the three major public cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. "Most customers tend to have a multicloud cloud strategy and then you combine that with the fact that everybody has got multiple accounts for different projects or business units, and so forth," John Morello, chief technology officer at Twistlock, told eWEEK. "You get this big equation where organizations try to figure out all the possible things that could be out there deployed and running.
  • Twistlock Releases Cloud Discovery Open Source Tool for Cloud Native Services
  • Microsoft's New Open-Source Project Is "Shader Conductor" For Cross-Compiling HLSL [Ed: Why does Phoronix help Microsoft's openwashing of proprietary lock-in, DX?]

GNU/Linux Skills, Raspberry Pi and FUD

  • Raspberry Pi's potential is wider than you think

    What do you get for the techie who has everything? How about giving them a Raspberry Pi and letting them make pretty much anything. Or better yet, do it for yourself with the Ultimate Raspberry Pi eBook Bundle.

  • Systems Engineer Salary Rises Even Higher with Linux Experience
    Some companies treat “systems engineer” and “systems administrator” almost interchangeably, but there are significant differences between the two positions. In broadest terms, systems engineers must design and implement a company’s system (comprising the network, servers, devices, etc.), whereas systems administrators are largely charged with keeping everything running. To frame it another way, system administration is a very reactive role, with sysadmins constantly monitoring networks for issues. Systems engineers, on the other hand, can build a system that anticipates users’ needs (and potential problems). In certain cases, they must integrate existing technology stacks (e.g., following the merger of two companies), and prototype different aspects of the network before it goes “live.”
  • New Linux-Targeting Crypto-Mining Malware Combines Hiding and Upgrading Capabilities [Ed: When your system gets cracked anything can happen afterwards; does not matter whether there's an upgrade or not? No.]
    Japanese multinational cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has detected a new strain of crypto-mining malware that targets PCs running Linux, according to a report published Nov. 8. The new strain is reportedly able to hide the malicious process of unauthorized cryptocurrency-mining through users’ CPU by implementing a rootkit component. The malware itself, detected by Trend Micro as Coinminer.Linux.KORKERDS.AB, is also reportedly capable of updating itself.

Samsung Linux on DeX beta hands-on: do almost everything on your phone

Among the various Linux on Android implementations, Samsung’s Linux on DeX definitely looks the most polished ready to use solution, even if it’s still in beta form. Although it uses a two-year-old version of Ubuntu, there is already a lot that can be done from that. Plus, just like Android users, Linux users can be pretty creative and only time will tell if they’ll be able to use Linux on DeX to make almost any Linux distro work. Read more

Android Leftovers