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The top 20 programming languages, according to Redmonk

Thursday 28th of July 2016 02:55:31 PM
Analyst firm Redmonk lists the top 20 programming languages, and they’re surprisingly consistent--with JavaScript again at the top

Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Distro Receives Linux Kernel 4.6.4, Latest LXDE Desktop

Thursday 28th of July 2016 01:58:20 PM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has released a new build of its ArchEX computer operating system based on the latest Arch Linux technologies and open-source software.

Group-buy site launches 40Msps BeagleBone ADC cape

Thursday 28th of July 2016 01:01:09 PM
Crowdfunding and group-buying site GroupGets has launched a $79, open source “PRUDAQ” BeagleBone ADC cape with 40Msps analog input capabilities. Launched in 2013 in Santa Barbara, Calif., GroupGets is both an embedded device manufacturer and a crowdfunding group buying platform for buying existing hacker gear. The group buying platform part of the business specializes in […]

Jono Bacon on Life After (and Before) GitHub

Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:03:58 PM
It caused a bit of a splash in May when Jono Bacon abruptly left GitHub after serving as community manager for only six months. As we predicted at the time, he’s landed on his feet.

Plenty of fish in the C, IEEE finds in language popularity contest

Thursday 28th of July 2016 11:06:47 AM
R: you ready for a top-ten spot?It's no surprise that C and Java share the top two spots in the IEEE Spectrum's latest Interactive Top Programming Languages survey, but R at number five? That's a surprise.…

Linux Kernel 4.6.5 and 4.4.16 released

Thursday 28th of July 2016 10:09:36 AM
Just after a couple of weeks,Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.6.15 release was announced,here comes the next release in both series of Linux kernel 4.6 and 4.4.

Photographer sues Getty Images for selling photos she donated to public

Thursday 28th of July 2016 09:12:25 AM
A well-known American photographer has now sued Getty Images and other related companies—she claims they have been wrongly been selling copyright license for over 18,000 of her photos that she had already donated to the public for free, via the Library of Congress.

Stagefright Poses Serious Risks 1 Year After It First Surfaced

Thursday 28th of July 2016 08:15:14 AM
One year after the Stagefright Android flaw was first reported, its effects are widespread. More than 100 related flaws have emerged and millions of users remain at risk.

Commercial Wine Interface CrossOver Improves Support for Microsoft Office 2010

Thursday 28th of July 2016 07:18:03 AM
CodeWeavers proudly announced the release and general availability of the CrossOver 15.2.0 update for their commercial and cross-platform Wine graphical interface.

Bash Tips for Linux Sysadmins

Thursday 28th of July 2016 06:20:52 AM
The Bash shell is a fundamental Linux tool and, in this era of containers and clusters and microservices, good old-fashioned Linux system administration skills are as relevant as ever.

Linux 4.7 now out with enhanced security and advanced graphics support

Thursday 28th of July 2016 05:23:41 AM
Linux kernel 4.7 has a LoadPin security module that helps the platform load all the necessary modules from the same file system. It is ported directly from Google's Chrome OS and is aimed to limit the medium from which kernel modules and firmware load on a system.

The KickassTorrents Case Could Be Huge

Thursday 28th of July 2016 04:26:30 AM
It was a legal iTunes purchase that helped the feds nab Artem Vaulin, the alleged proprietor of KickassTorrents (KAT), the world's biggest purveyor of illegal torrent files. The irony is almost too much to bear pointing out. But according to one lawyer familiar with the ins and outs of copyright infringement, the case could have sweeping repercussions on how torrents are regulated.

The 5 Best Linux Distributions For The Everyday Linux User

Thursday 28th of July 2016 03:29:19 AM
Here are the 5 Linux distributions I recommend to the average computer user based on easy of installation, features, ease of use, length of time they have been around and technical ability required to use them

Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 Released with Full-Disk Encryption, Snap Support

Thursday 28th of July 2016 02:32:08 AM
David Mohammed was extremely happy to inform Softpedia about the availability of the Ubuntu Budgie Remix 16.04.1 operating system, as part of the recent Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) release.

LFCE Prep Course -- DNS Overview (Part 4)

Thursday 28th of July 2016 01:34:57 AM
In this week's LFCE sneak peek blog, we learn about the domain name system, DNS, which powers the Internet and provides the underlying mechanism for converting domain names into IP addresses. We will cover the different types of DNS servers and review command-line tools.

32-bit Arduino Leonardo clone maker offers preview

Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:37:46 AM
[he]#8220[/he]chipKIT Lenny[he]#8221[/he] is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available. Majenko Technologies has built an Arduino Leonardo compatible board supported by the open source chipKIT project, which like all chipKIT boards features a MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 microcontroller unit .

A Guide To Customising Linux Mint Cinnamon Keyboard Shortcuts

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 11:40:35 PM
This guide shows how to customise all of the keyboard shortcut bindings within Linux Mint Cinnamon

CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 10:43:24 PM
The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same level of agility that cloud providers have to rapidly create new services.

Wine 1.9.15 Has Patches for Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne and Kings Quest 8

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 09:46:13 PM
Wine 1.9.15 has been made available for download for GNU/Linux users who want to run various Windows games and applications on their favorite distributions, along with Wine-Staging 1.9.15.

Google's tips and tricks guide for Android users

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 08:49:02 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: A first look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, and ways you can run Windows applications on a Linux computer.

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Debian and Ubuntu News

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  • Snap interfaces for sandboxed applications
    Last week, we took a look at the initial release of the "portal" framework developed for Flatpak, the application-packaging format currently being developed in GNOME. For comparison, we will also explore the corresponding resource-control framework available in the Snap format developed in Ubuntu. The two packaging projects have broadly similar end goals, as many have observed, but they tend to vary quite a bit in the implementation details. Naturally, those differences are of particular importance to the intended audience: application developers. There is some common ground between the projects. Both use some combination of techniques (namespaces, control groups, seccomp filters, etc.) to restrict what a packaged application can do. Moreover, both implement a "deny by default" sandbox, then provide a supplemental means for applications to access certain useful system resources on a restricted or mediated basis. As we will see, there is also some overlap in what interfaces are offered, although the implementations differ. Snap has been available since 2014, so its sandboxing and resource-control implementations have already seen real-world usage. That said, the design of Snap originated in the Ubuntu Touch project aimed at smartphones, so some of its assumptions are undergoing revision as Snap comes to desktop systems. In the Snap framework, the interfaces that are defined to provide access to system resources are called, simply, "interfaces." As we will see, they cover similar territory to the recently unveiled "portals" for Flatpak, but there are some key distinctions. Two classes of Snap interfaces are defined: one for the standard resources expected to be of use to end-user applications, and one designed for use by system utilities. Snap packages using the standard interfaces can be installed with the snap command-line tool (which is the equivalent of apt for .deb packages). Packages using the advanced interfaces require a separate management tool.
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    MATE HUD, a Unity HUD-like tool that allows searching through an application's menu, was recently uploaded to the official Yakkety Yak repositories, and is available (but not enabled) by default in Ubuntu MATE 16.10.

Tablet review: BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition

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