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Pros and Cons of System Update and Integrity Protection Schemes

Friday 28th of April 2017 01:39:00 AM
Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades.

Testing Linux hardware compatibility with USB sticks

Friday 28th of April 2017 12:24:40 AM
Like everyone else, those of us who use Linux sometimes need to purchase a new computer. Although the days of poor hardware compatibility are long gone, it is still possible to run into issues. Just going to a local store, like Intrex here in Raleigh, or any of the big box stores, and watching the display models run Windows demo programs does not help my confidence levels about Linux support for all aspects of their hardware.read more

How to Install Magento 2.1 on CentOS 7

Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:10:20 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Magento 2.1 with Nginx, PPHP 7.0 (FPM) and MySQL 5.7 on a CentOS 7 server. Magento is a widely used open source shop and content management system for e-commerce websites based on the PHP Zend Framework.

Linux-on-Sitara embedded computer triplets offer mini-PCIe expansion

Thursday 27th of April 2017 09:56:00 PM
VS Vision Systems has launched a trio of embedded systems that run Debian or OpenWrt on a TI AM3352. and offer mini-PCIe wireless options and optional VPN. VS Vision Systems GmbH has tapped the tried-but-true, low-power Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352 SoC for its new line of fanless, Linux-driven Baltos iR embedded computers. The 154 × […]

Graph Any Data with Cacti!

Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:41:40 PM
For the past few years, I've been trying to understand how to make graphs usingRRDtool (Round-Robin Database tool) after failing miserably to understand MRTG(Multi-Router Traffic Grapher) before that. The thing I like about RRDtoolis that it's newer and supports a wider variety of data sources.

3 Linux questions from the community

Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:27:20 PM
In the last The Queue, I flipped the script and asked you questions as opposed to answering them. It was so well received, I'm going to keep it going with three more questions this month. I'll resume answering next month, so don't forget you can fill the queue with your questions about Linux, building and maintaining communities, contributing to an open source project, and anything else you'd like to know.read more

FCAIC in the House, part III

Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:13:00 PM
Hello, it’s me. Ok, not that “Hello”. I’ve been writing quarterly updates on what I’m working on to help the Fedora Community. If you’re new to the party, welcome. I have the privilege of being the current Fedora Community Action... Continue Reading →

SourceForge: Let's hold hands in a post-CodePlex world

Thursday 27th of April 2017 04:58:40 PM
Disappearing platforms problemSourceForge wants tighter ties with other code repositories following Microsoft’s decision to shutter CodePlex.…

How to Compare Numbers, Strings and Files in Bash Shell Script

Thursday 27th of April 2017 03:44:20 PM
Comparisons in a script are very useful & one of the most used statements, and we must know how we can use them to our advantage.

Haters gonna hate: 7 ways to deal with criticism

Thursday 27th of April 2017 02:30:00 PM
It's an unfortunate reality of sharing your work: Some people jump in to provide unwanted and unconstructive criticism. As a wise philosopher (OK, it was Taylor Swift) once put it, "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate."In healthy communities, constructive feedback (even if it's critical) will vastly outnumber the hate. Yet even in those cases, the "nonconstructive" feedback is often louder and easily gets more attention. Therefore, knowing how to "shake it off, shake it off" (to again draw from Ms. Swift's song) is important.read more

Complete Guide: Linux grep command

Thursday 27th of April 2017 01:15:40 PM
Linux grep utility is famous for filtering the output or finding the specific words within a file. This post will touch major options available within Linux grep utility.

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week Debian Linux 8.7 (Jessie)

Thursday 27th of April 2017 12:01:20 PM
?I have always been a Ubuntu guy. I use Ubuntu or some other derivatives like Mint or elementary but never have I tried Debian. Well not anymore. I tested Debian and I must say I really like it. The thing with Debian is that stability is prioritized over all other factors. So if you are looking for the latest updates to packages, Debian is not the one. Debian is very popular amongst Linux users and rightly so. It enjoys a very superior community support compared to many other distros and most importantly the stability. So my experience? Let's start the distro review of the week, Debian 8.7.

Big content cheers as Congress votes on changes to US Copyright Office

Thursday 27th of April 2017 10:47:00 AM
The bill is enthusiastically backed by big copyright holders, including the Copyright Alliance, the Motion Picture Association of America, and the Software & Information Industry Association. It's opposed by public interest groups and trade groups that advocate for a more balanced copyright system, including Public Knowledge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Re:Create coalition.

MPV 0.25.0 Open-Source Video Player Supports DVB-T2, MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

Thursday 27th of April 2017 09:32:40 AM
It's been more than two months since the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player received an update, and the development team is proud to announce the immediate availability for download of MPV 0.25.0.

Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0 has been released

Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:18:20 AM
Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0 has been released today with a complete update of its underlying operating system, from Raspbian Wheezy to Raspbian Jessie Lite (a Debian Jessie derived OS for the Raspberry Pi microcomputer). Raspberry WebKiosk is designed for web kiosks and multi-user web workstations (think about using it in cafès, offices, schools, hotels, hospitals, libraries) with the Raspberry Pi base, where people can surf the web with a normal browser. It’s a port of the more powerful Instant WebKoisk system for PCs.

Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project

Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:04:00 AM
Starting a collaborative open source software project involves more than a great idea and the code to get it going. Much of the work involves deciding how you want your community of developers to build and evolve the code. But there’s no need to be intimidated by the process.

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.29 Snap Creator Tool for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.04

Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:49:40 AM
Canonical's Sergio Schvezov released version 2.29 of Snapcraft, the open-source command-line utility developed by Canonical for Ubuntu Linux to allow application developers to package their apps as Snaps.

Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft

Thursday 27th of April 2017 04:35:20 AM
We'll give it to you when it's ready – and it is notMicrosoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who wants a stable computer – to not download and install the biggest revision to Windows this year. And that's because it may well bork your machine.…

Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU

Thursday 27th of April 2017 03:21:00 AM
Libreboot has now officially applied to rejoin GNU, which it left in September. According to Leah Rowe, the "initial responses from GNU’s leadership seems positive."

Most powerful 96Boards SBC yet offers M.2 expansion

Thursday 27th of April 2017 02:06:39 AM
Archermind and LeMaker have launched a “Hikey 960” 96Boards CE SBC for AOSP using HiSilicon’s 4x -A73, 4x -A53 Kirin 960 SoC, and featuring M.2 expansion. The Hikey 960 design from Linaro’s 96Boards.org is now available from Archermind and LeMaker, which sell the boards via their Alpha Star and Lenovator sites respectively. The SBC is […]

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Distributions News: Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Lakka

  • Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen to the staff lineup as a result. In a blog bost by Sibler, she says, “I originally agreed to be CEO for 5 years and we’ve extended my tenure as CEO by a couple of years already. We’ve been preparing for a transition for some time by strengthening the executive leadership team and maturing every aspect of the company, and earlier this year Mark and I decided that now is the time to effect this transition.”
  • [Video] Manjaro 17.0 KDE Edition - See What’s New
    Manjaro 17.0 KDE is the latest release of Manjaro Linux. This release brings new KDE Plasma 5.9.x as desktop environment include the most of KDE applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi
    The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one on launch day, and I've been very happy with it. Unfortunately, other people have not been so lucky. Supply was very limited and it has since been discontinued. If you do not already have it, you are sort of out of luck without paying high prices on eBay or Craigslist. If you are only looking to replay the NES games of your youth, and you are OK with doing it in an unofficial way, emulation is another route. In fact, if you'd rather not play these games on your PC, you can instead use a Linux-based operating system and a Raspberry Pi (or other devices) hooked to a television. One such distro is Lakka, which just reached version 2.0. It is arguably better than an NES Classic Edition as it can also play games from other systems, such as SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and many more.

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Linux Mint's Plans

  • Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
    In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.
  • Monthly News – April 2017
    Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.
  • Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager
    Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle and authenticate user sessions. Revealing plans in its latest monthly update, Mint says it will formally drop the MDM Display Manager (MDM) in favour of LightDM with Mint 18.2, release date for which is as-yet unknown. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution mooted a possible switch earlier this year, noting that it had a key feature MDM lacks (guest sessions), and has become something of a standard across distributions.
  • Linux Mint 13 support ends, LMDE to get MATE 1.18 soon, big changes heading to Cinnamon
    The news from the Linux Mint team was quite interesting this week. First up, Linux Mint 13 has officially hit EOL (end of life), so you really do need to upgrade. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is set to get the MATE desktop version 1.18 "this week" and they have ported mintMenu over to GTK3, since the rest of MATE is now using GTK3 too it makes sense.