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Non-Linux FOSS: Tales of Maj'Eyal

Sunday 25th of February 2018 12:54:52 AM
I love gaming, but I have two main problems with being a gamer. First,I'm terrible at video games. Really. Second, I don't have the time toinvest in order to increase my skills. So for me, a game that is easy toget started with while also providing an extensive gaming experience iskey. It's also fairly rare.

Plasma Mobile Could Give Life to a Mobile Linux Experience

Saturday 24th of February 2018 10:54:47 PM
a pure Linux on mobile experience doesn’t exist. Or does it? You may have heard of the Purism Librem 5...

3 reasons to say 'no' in DevOps

Saturday 24th of February 2018 08:54:42 PM
DevOps, it has often been pointed out, is a culture that emphasizes mutual respect, cooperation, continual improvement, and aligning responsibility with authority.Instead of saying no, it may be helpful to take a hint from improv comedy and say, "Yes, and..." or "Yes, but...". This opens the request from the binary nature of "yes" and "no" toward having a nuanced discussion around priority, capacity, and responsibility.However, sometimes you have no choice but to give a hard "no." These should be rare and exceptional, but they will more

What will OpenStack "S" Be Named?

Saturday 24th of February 2018 06:54:37 PM
From the "Name That Cloud" files:

To capture more of the desktop market, Linux needs to target the average user

Saturday 24th of February 2018 04:54:32 PM
Part of the reason the Linux desktop market share hasn't risen is because the marketing targets the wrong users and ignores that Linux is actually easy to use.

Top 5: Perl hashes and arrays, landing a Linux day job, and more

Saturday 24th of February 2018 02:54:27 PM
In this week's top 5, we take a look at Perl, wikis, what the Grateful Dead has to do with Creative Commons, and more

Ubuntu Linux and Bash as a Windows Program!

Saturday 24th of February 2018 12:54:22 PM
An Ubuntu Bash shell as a Windows app? Fantastic! Here's how toproceed.

Docker has a business plan headache

Saturday 24th of February 2018 10:54:17 AM
Docker is the container technology of choice, but that doesn[he]#039[/he]t translate into Docker the successful business. Whatever Docker the business' future, Docker the technology is both open source and a standard. Docker could close up shop today, and you'd still be using Docker containers tomorrow.

Mycroft Widget, Atos and Red Hat's New Cloud Container Solution, npm Bug and More

Saturday 24th of February 2018 08:54:12 AM
News updates for February 23, 2018.

Overview Of tcpdump With Examples

Saturday 24th of February 2018 06:54:07 AM
You can view information about traffic coming and going from a given network interface using tcpdump. This diagnostic tool allows you to see packet information, that is where incoming packets come from and where outgoing packets are heading to on an interface, with some extra information. You can even save the output to a file to inspect later on. This article will demonstrate the simple examples of tcpdump.

Linux command history: Choosing what to remember and how

Saturday 24th of February 2018 04:54:02 AM
Linux command history is not just about repeating commands. You can selectively decide what to remember and whether to record the date and time your commands were used.

Spectre and Meltdown Mitigations Now Available for FreeBSD and OpenBSD Systems

Saturday 24th of February 2018 02:53:57 AM
More than a month since their public discloser the nasty Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerability have now been fixed for various BSD operating systems including FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History

Saturday 24th of February 2018 01:22:27 AM
Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.

SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources

Friday 23rd of February 2018 11:50:58 PM
The open educational resources (OER) movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, as educators—from kindergarten classes to graduate schools—turn to free and open source educational content to counter the high cost of textbooks.

Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files

Friday 23rd of February 2018 10:19:28 PM
FFMPEG is a powerful command-line tool for manipulating your media files. Here are some of the FFMPEG commands you should know for managing your audio and video files.

Show-stopping bug appears in npm Node.js package manager

Friday 23rd of February 2018 08:47:59 PM
A new release of the JavaScript and Node.js package manager, npm, fatally changes file permissions. While that[he]#039[/he]s been fixed, the entire messy process revealed more fundamental problems. Are you a developer who uses npm as the package manager for your JavaScript or Node.js code? If so, do not -- I repeat do not -- upgrade to npm 5.7.0. Nothing good can come of it.

Get started with IoT: How to build a DIY Blynk Board

Friday 23rd of February 2018 07:16:30 PM
This tutorial is for those with some DIY hardware experience, though advanced beginners may find it a fun challenge. Also, experienced users might find it fun to set this up for beginners to learn from.

Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Friday 23rd of February 2018 06:07:53 PM
Django is the top Python web development framework and for good reason. It's powerful, flexible, and doesn't get in the way of developers. It also scales incredibly well, powering sites like Instagram.

Unlucky Linux boxes trampled by NPM code update, patch zapped

Friday 23rd of February 2018 04:59:16 PM
Devs stumble into pre-release beta by using command they didn't understandNPM – the biz behind the Node.js package management software used to wrangle JavaScript code and various related frameworks – on Thursday undid a code update less than 24 hours after it was issued because the software was messing with Linux file permissions.…

Tackling the most important issue in a DevOps transformation

Friday 23rd of February 2018 03:50:38 PM
You've been appointed the DevOps champion in your organisation: congratulations. So, what's the most important issue that you need to address?It's the technology—tools and the toolchain—right? Everybody knows that unless you get the right tools for the job, you're never going to make things work.

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ZTE launches container networking solution for open source NFV

ZTE has unveiled an end-to-end container networking solution for open-source NFV, which it hopes will promote the development of cloud native technology and the open source ecosystem. The vendor says operators need the ability to quickly adapt to changing network demands with low cost solutions while maintaining continuous innovation. As such, it believes that containers are the best carrier for NFV transformation. ZTE says that container-based cloud native applications will become the trend for communications technology applications. However, the native Kubernetes network model used in the IT industry is too simple to meet telco service requirements. Read more

LuxMark OpenCL Performance On Windows vs. Linux With Radeon/NVIDIA

When carrying out this week's Windows vs. Linux gaming tests with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs on the latest drivers, I also took the opportunity to run some fresh OpenCL benchmarks on Windows and Linux with the competing GPU vendors. I was particularly interested in running this test given the maturing state of ROCm on Linux for providing a new and modern compute stack... That coming with Linux 4.17+ will even begin to work from a mainline Linux kernel. Albeit for this round of testing was using AMD/GPUOpen's stock ROCm Ubuntu packages for 16.04 LTS as outlined on their GitHub page. Read more

Top Linux tools for writers

If you've read my article about how I switched to Linux, then you know that I’m a superuser. I also stated that I’m not an “expert” on anything. That’s still fair to say. But I have learned many helpful things over the last several years, and I'd like to pass these tips along to other new Linux users. Read more

i.MX6 ULL module runs Linux with real-time patch

Artila’s “M-X6ULL” COM runs Linux 4.14 with the PREEMPT_RT patch on an 800MHz i.MX6 ULL, and offers dual LAN controllers, 4GB eMMC or an optional microSD slot, and an optional carrier board. The M-X6ULL, which follows other Artila i.MX based modules such as the i.MX537 based M-5360A, measures only 68 x 43mm. Still, that’s hardly a record for modules featuring NXP’s Linux-driven, power-sipping i.MX6 ULL. MYIR’s MYC-Y6ULX measures 39 x 37mm. Read more