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What you need to know about PostgresOpen 2016

Friday 9th of September 2016 05:43:13 PM
PostgresOpen is the longest running PostgreSQL conference in the United States. This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Stephen Frost, who is the program committee chair and a main organizer of PostgresOpen, which takes place this year in Dallas, TX from September 13-15. We talked about who goes, what sessions to look for, and their charity event which will be helping a cause near and dear to my heart: diversity in tech.read more

How to search files from the terminal on Linux

Friday 9th of September 2016 04:23:10 PM
While there are many ways with which we can search and locate files and directories on Linux, the easiest and quickest is probably through the terminal. However, not many Linux users know about that, which leads to unneeded frustration. Here is a quick guide that will hopefully help you locate what you're looking for in your system.

Why Linux? - Some Reasons For Converting To Linux

Friday 9th of September 2016 03:20:16 PM
Many organisations and businesses world wide are converting their core computer operating system to Linux as opposed to other operating systems for a number of reasons some of which we shall discuss here in after (why linux),this is mostly because of problems faced in daily computer usage both at home and at the work place.

Why the proprietary MQA music encoding system is better than DRM, but still not good

Friday 9th of September 2016 02:17:22 PM
In June 2016, I wrote about the MQA proprietary closed-source music encoding system and shared my thoughts on why I felt the system is not a good thing. Since then, I've been reading more about MQA so this month I'll share additional thoughts.read more

Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" KDE Edition Officially Released, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 9th of September 2016 01:14:28 PM
Clement Lefebvre has proudly announced the release and immediate availability of the final version of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" KDE Edition operating system.

The rise of the shareable document

Friday 9th of September 2016 12:11:34 PM
Higher education is increasingly embracing different concepts of openness, from open access to open education resources (OER). But where does that other open concept—open source—fit into this model? Open source represents the best way to ensure these materials can be easily modified, without risk of material suddenly becoming unchangeable or inaccessible.First, some quick definitions:read more

Board-set aims Bay Trail Pico-ITX SBC at robotics apps

Friday 9th of September 2016 11:05:43 AM
Advantech’s 3.5-inch form-factor “MIO-6300” board-set aims the company’s Celeron N2930-based Pico-ITX SBC at robotics and other real-time control apps. In our recent coverage of Advantech’s Bay Trail-based MIO-3260 Pico-ITX single board computer, we highlighted the ability to use the SBC’s unique MIOe expansion bus to add application-specific I/O and real-world coastline ports by means of […]

How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source

Friday 9th of September 2016 10:02:49 AM
Engineer Marc Merlin has been working at Google since 2001 but has been involved with Linux since 1993, in its very early days. Since then, open source adoption has dramatically increased, but a new challenge is emerging: Not many companies care about the license side of open source, Merlin stated in his talk “How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source” at LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America.

I asked "What are the best Linux distributions for the average person", You answered

Friday 9th of September 2016 08:59:55 AM
I asked recently for readers opinions as to the best distributions for the average user. This article highlights the results with contributions from all around the world.

10 Million Raspberry Pi Computers Have Been Sold, New Starter Kit Available

Friday 9th of September 2016 07:57:01 AM
Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton was extremely proud to announce that a total of ten million Raspberry Pi single-board computers have been sold to date.

Tasksel – Install Group of Software in A Single Click on Debian/Ubuntu

Friday 9th of September 2016 06:54:07 AM
Tasksel is a handy tool for Debian/Ubuntu systems which will install Group of Software in a single click on your system.

Which compression tool works the best? zip, gzip or bzip2

Friday 9th of September 2016 05:51:13 AM
I have rewritten some of the compression based articles on about.com including those for zip, gzip and bzip2. I decided to test out which worked the best and here are the results.

Keeping DOS alive and kicking with open source

Friday 9th of September 2016 04:48:19 AM
DOS: the Disk Operating System. For many of us whose computer coming-of-age story spanned across the 80s and 90s, we remember it, fondly or not, as the gateway into our computers. But somewhere along the way, DOS gave way to graphical environments, and some of us opted to move to open source alternatives.read more

Christine Hall: FOSS Force’s Grandmama Frump

Friday 9th of September 2016 03:45:25 AM
All we can say is watch this interview with Christine Hall and you’ll know what we have to put up with on a daily basis — equipment that’s not quite up to par and a boss who’s a refugee from The Addams Family.

Setting up the Raspberry Pi just got a lot easier, thanks to PiBakery

Friday 9th of September 2016 02:42:31 AM
A new tool makes it simple to set up the Pi from a laptop, whether for first use or when you're away from home.

Running WordPress on Kubernetes

Friday 9th of September 2016 01:39:37 AM
I recently started to check out Kubernetes and wanted to share with everyone how I got WordPress running on it as a three-tier application.

How to setup a SVN server on CentOS

Friday 9th of September 2016 12:36:43 AM
This tutorial explains how to setup and use an SVN repository server on centOS. Before I start, let me explain what actually SVN represents and what it is used for. SVN is actually an abbreviation of SubVersion which had been created by the Apache software developer. It enables you to create and maintain your own repository and gives fine-grained access rights to a dedicated user.

Build a Pi media centre

Thursday 8th of September 2016 11:33:49 PM
Make your Raspberry Pi the centrepiece of your home entertainment system

When will Super Mario Run be released for Android?

Thursday 8th of September 2016 10:30:55 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Android 7.0 Nougat review, and 7 features that the iPhone 7 borrowed from Android.

Sweet SUSE! HPE snags itself a Linux distro

Thursday 8th of September 2016 09:28:01 PM
No one noticed but in HPE's spin-off of its software assets, the company also tied the knot with leading enterprise Linux power SUSE.

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ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.4 Released with Updated Dolphin Plugin, Bug Fixes

ownCloud is still alive and kicking, and they've recently released a new maintenance update of the ownCloud Desktop Client, version 2.2.4, bringing some much-needed improvements and patching various annoying issues. Read more

Early Benchmarks Of The Linux 4.9 DRM-Next Radeon/AMDGPU Drivers

While Linux 4.9 will not officially open for development until next week, the DRM-Next code is ready to roll with all major feature work having been committed by the different open-source Direct Rendering Manager drivers. In this article is some preliminary testing of this DRM-Next code as of 29 September when testing various AMD GPUs with the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM drivers. Linux 4.9 does bring compile-time-offered experimental support for the AMD Southern Islands GCN 1.0 hardware on AMDGPU, but that isn't the focus of this article. A follow-up comparison is being done with GCN 1.0/1.1 experimental support enabled to see the Radeon vs. AMDGPU performance difference on that hardware. For today's testing was a Radeon R7 370 to look at the Radeon DRM performance and for AMDGPU testing was the Radeon R9 285, R9 Fury, and RX 480. Benchmarks were done from the Linux 4.8 Git and Linux DRM-Next kernels as of 29 September. Read more

How to Effectively and Efficiently Edit Configuration Files in Linux

Every Linux administrator has to eventually (and manually) edit a configuration file. Whether you are setting up a web server, configuring a service to connect to a database, tweaking a bash script, or troubleshooting a network connection, you cannot avoid a dive deep into the heart of one or more configuration files. To some, the prospect of manually editing configuration files is akin to a nightmare. Wading through what seems like countless lines of options and comments can put you on the fast track for hair and sanity loss. Which, of course, isn’t true. In fact, most Linux administrators enjoy a good debugging or configuration challenge. Sifting through the minutiae of how a server or software functions is a great way to pass time. But this process doesn’t have to be an exercise in ineffective inefficiency. In fact, tools are available to you that go a very long way to make the editing of config files much, much easier. I’m going to introduce you to a few such tools, to ease some of the burden of your Linux admin duties. I’ll first discuss the command-line tools that are invaluable to the task of making configuration more efficient. Read more

Why Good Linux Sysadmins Use Markdown

The Markdown markup language is perfect for writing system administrator documentation: it is lightweight, versatile, and easy to learn, so you spend your time writing instead of fighting with formatting. The life of a Linux system administrator is complex and varied, and you know that documenting your work is a big time-saver. A documentation web server shared by you and your colleagues is a wonderful productivity tool. Most of us know simple HTML, and can whack up a web page as easily as writing plain text. But using Markdown is better. Read more