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Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

Friday 20th of January 2017 08:06:56 AM
The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

How to install Super Flat Remix Icon Theme on Linux

Friday 20th of January 2017 07:09:45 AM
Super Flat Remix Icon Theme is Another Great Icon Set Derived from Ultra Flat, Paper, Evopop and Numix Icon Themes.

Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too

Friday 20th of January 2017 06:12:34 AM
Imperium Galactica II: Alliances just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version.

DevOps trends emerging for 2017 and beyond

Friday 20th of January 2017 05:15:23 AM
One of the most powerful, overarching trends we saw in the recent year is the growing adoption and maturity of DevOps practices. From its grassroots, small-teams beginnings, DevOps has mushroomed and is now at the point of becoming the standard way of working (or rather, the pursuit and continued improvement towards this way of working) – for enterprises and startups alike.

The GPL in Layman’s Terms - Free as in What?

Friday 20th of January 2017 04:18:12 AM
Through the glazed-over eyes of friends and family, past that painful look of well-intended but feigned interest, I can clearly see a fundamental lack of understanding about this free software I’m constantly going on about.

Linux-friendly drone controller flies on Intel Joule power

Friday 20th of January 2017 03:21:01 AM
Gumstix launched a customizable version of its LTE-enabled, PX4-compatible AeroCore 2 MAV controller board that works with the Intel Joule. Gumstix announced the AeroCore 2 Expansion Board for Intel Joule expansion board in August along with five other expansion boards designed for the Intel Joule, a follow-on to the Intel Edison computer-on-module with a much […]

How to gain confidence to participate in open source

Friday 20th of January 2017 02:23:50 AM
As your brain develops, you learn about what you can and should do in the world, and what you can't and shouldn't. Your actions are influenced by surroundings and norms, and many times what keeps you from participating is a lack of self-confidence.read more

A beginner's guide to comparing files using visual diff/merge tool Meld on Linux

Friday 20th of January 2017 01:26:39 AM
Now that we've covered some command line-based diff/merge tools in Linux, it'd be logical to explain some visual diff/merge tools available for the OS as well. Reason being, not everybody is used-to the command line, and/or command-line based comparison tools could be more difficult to learn and understand for some.

Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

Friday 20th of January 2017 12:29:28 AM
The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

Be a force for good in your community

Thursday 19th of January 2017 11:32:17 PM
Passionate debate is among the hallmark traits of open source communities and open organizations. On our best days, these debates are energetic and constructive. They are heated, yet moderated with humor and goodwill. All parties remain focused on facts, on the shared purpose of collaborative problem-solving, and driving continuous improvement. And for many of us, they're just plain fun.read more

Free Minecraft-like Family Gaming on Your Linux Pi Board

Thursday 19th of January 2017 10:35:06 PM
Set up a free, private minecraft-like gaming server for your kids on your Linux Pi Board.

How to get started contributing to Mozilla

Thursday 19th of January 2017 09:37:55 PM
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. —Lao TzuOpen source participation offers a sea of benefits that can fine-tune and speed up your career in the tech, including but not limited to real-world technical experience and expanding your professional network. There are a lot of open source projects out there you can contribute to—of small, medium, and large size, as well as unknown and popular. In this article we'll focus on how to contribute to one of the largest and most popular open source projects on the web: Mozilla.read more

The Best Linux Distros to Watch Out for in 2017

Thursday 19th of January 2017 08:40:44 PM
Linux made modest gains in the desktop market in 2016 and gives us a lot of expectation in 2017. Here are some of the Linux distros you should watch out for in 2017.

The Many, the Humble, the Ubuntu Users

Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:43:33 PM
The proverbial "better mousetrap" isn't one that takes a certified biologist to use. Like Ubuntu, it just needs to do its job extremely well and with little fuss.

Get to know Tuleap for project management

Thursday 19th of January 2017 06:46:22 PM
Tuleap is a unique open source project management tool with great momentum right now, ever month they have one major release. It's also been listed it in both the Top 5 open source project management tools in 2015 and the Top 11 project management tools for 2016.read more

Why Linux Installers Need to Add Security Features

Thursday 19th of January 2017 05:49:11 PM
Twelve years ago, Linux distributions were struggling to make installation simple. Led by Ubuntu and Fedora, they long ago achieved that goal. Now, with the growing concerns over security, they need to reverse directions slightly, and make basic security options prominently available in their installers rather than options that users can add manually later.

Let's Go to Mars with Martian Lander

Thursday 19th of January 2017 04:40:34 PM
This is the beginning of a series of articles where I develop a variationon the classic lunar-lander game themed around the planet Mars.To do this in three dimensions can be rather complicated, so in the spiritof the original arcade game (that I became rather obsessed with, I shouldadmit), I'm going to tackle the simplified two-dimensional problem.

5 resolutions to become a more open leader in 2017

Thursday 19th of January 2017 03:31:57 PM
I'm always looking for ways to help people understand the power of open. And this year, I'm even more committed to showing others how a culture of openness can reinvigorate an organization and generate new opportunities for innovation, whether in the area of software development or beyond.Here are five resolutions we can all make if we want to become more open leaders in 2017.read more

Dell Precision 5520 Is World’s Thinnest and Lightest 15” Notebook with Ubuntu

Thursday 19th of January 2017 02:23:20 PM
Well, that didn't take too long, and Dell's Barton George announced the availability for pre-order of the second mobile workstation from the recently unveiled Precision line powered by Ubuntu Linux.

Linus Torvalds Announces Subsurface 4.6 Open-Source Dive Log and Planning App

Thursday 19th of January 2017 01:29:24 PM
Linus Torvalds not only works on the Linux kernel, but he's also part of the development team behind the open-source dive log and dive planning application most of you out there know as Subsurface.

More in Tux Machines

Linux 4.10-rc5

Things seem to be calming down a bit, and everything looks nominal. There's only been about 250 changes (not counting merges) in the last week, and the diffstat touches less than 300 files (with drivers and architecture updates being the bulk, but there's tooling, networking and filesystems in there too). Read more Also: Linus Torvalds Announces Fifth Linux 4.10 Kernel RC, Everything Looks Nominal Linux 4.10-rc5 Released, Now Codenamed "Anniversary Edition"

Fedora 26 Linux to Enable TRIM for Better Performance of Encrypted SSD Disks

According to the Fedora 26 release schedule, the upcoming operating system is approaching an important milestone, namely the proposal submission deadline for system-wide changes, which is currently set for January 31. Read more Also: Fedora 26 Planning To Enable TRIM/Discard On Encrypted Disks

New CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Linux Kernel Security Updates Pushed Into Beta

CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is informing users of the CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 enterprise-ready operating systems to upgrade their kernel packages immediately if they are using the Beta channel. Read more

KDE Neon Installer

  • KDE Neon Has Stylish New Install Wizard
    KDE Neon has adopted distro-agnostic Linux installer ‘Calamares’ its unstable developer edition. Calamares replaces the Canonical-developed Ubiquity installer as the default graphical installer used when installing the Ubuntu-based OS on a new machine. The stylish install wizard is already in use on a number of other KDE-based Linux distributions, including Chakra Linux and Netrunner.
  • KDE neon Inaugurated with Calamares Installer
    You voted for change and today we’re bringing change. Today we give back the installer to the people. Today Calamares 3 was released. It’s been a long standing wish of KDE neon to switch to the Calamares installer. Calamares is a distro independent installer used by various projects such as Netrunner and Tanglu. It’s written in Qt and KDE Frameworks and has modules in C++ or Python.