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How to Install Steam on a Chromebook

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 11:48:19 AM
Chromebooks are mostly web devices, coming with pretty low hardware specs, though the high-end ones could run some of Steam’s library, so I decided to help you install Steam on them. You should know that not every Chromebook can run Steam, but you can find out pretty easily which ones can by reading this article.

What was your first programming language?

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 10:28:16 AM
Whether you first learned to program in a classroom setting, on the job, or by teaching yourself, everyone who has contributed code to an open source project has a story of how they first picked up programming. And no matter if you still use it today, your first language played an important role in shaping your understanding of computer systems.So which language did you begin with?read more

Jolla demos Sailfish OS on Sony Xperia X, software ready for sale soon

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 09:08:13 AM
Jolla was one of the companies that sprung from the old Finnish giant Nokia, after it decided to stop selling phones. Jolla made Sailfish OS, a software for mobile devices that was based on Linux, but also combining some elements from Android...

How to Connect to a VPN Automatically on Linux

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 07:48:10 AM
Most Linux distros come with a VPN client for you to connect to VPN manually. This tutorial shows you the way to connect to a VPN automatically on Linux.

Why Is Tux “Broken” Today? Is Linux Kernel Not Feeling Well?

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 06:28:07 AM
If you search Linux kernel today and look for Linux mascot Tux on the search result page, you’ll notice something unusual. The Google card showed along with the results features a little distorted logo of Tux (Read Tux origin story here). Why is it so? Is our beloved Tux not feeling okay?

Leak of more than 1,700 valid passwords could make the IoT mess much worse

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 04:17:27 AM
Security researchers have unearthed a sprawling list of login credentials that allows anyone on the Internet to take over home routers and more than 1,700 "Internet of things" devices and make them part of a destructive botnet.

Compact thin client runs Linux, supports triple displays

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 02:57:24 AM
At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, 10ZiG Technology unveiled a 5900q Thin Client & Zero Client Series with triple display support at 4K resolution, as well as optional PoE and “innovative touch technology.” The 5900q supports PeakOS (Linux), Windows 10 IoT, or a NOS install for Zero client applications.

Google opens up on Titan security: Here's how chip combats hardware backdoors

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 01:37:20 AM
Google has detailed how its custom Titan security chip will prevent threats that use firmware-based attacks... The chip's role is to thwart the type of attacks where, say, government spies intercept hardware and insert a firmware implant...

Unofficial Open-Source Allo Desktop Client Bypasses Chrome

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 12:17:17 AM
There is a brand new open-source native desktop client for Google’s Allo that solves at least one of the problems users might have with the web application. Namely, it bypasses the Allo for Web app’s reliance on Google’s Chrome browser...

Raspberry Pi HAT spins up RFID and NFC

Monday 28th of August 2017 10:57:13 PM
Eccel’s rugged “Raspberry Pi-B1” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on provides an RFID B1 module for enabling short-range RFID or NFC communications at 13.56MHz. Eccel Technology, which is also known as IB Technology, has launched a “Raspberry Pi Hat RFID/NFC Board” that is also known as the “Raspberry Pi-B1.” The HAT compatible add-on board has gone on […]

IBM in Blockchain Collaboration for Food Safety

Monday 28th of August 2017 09:37:10 PM
Actually, this is not so much a "new" use of blockchain as it is an adaptation of an already established use. For several years IBM has been doing something similar with its use of blockchain to track its own supply chain.

3G-ready smartwatch runs on Linux

Monday 28th of August 2017 08:17:07 PM
The Connect Watch offers a 4-day battery, a 3G radio, and a 2-megapixel camera, and runs the open source AsteroidOS on a quad-core SoC. Smartwatches have so far failed to stake a claim as the next big post-smartphone consumer companion, but that won’t stop new wrist-born contenders from showing their stuff. A French startup called […]

How To Use YUM History Command To Rollback An Updates In RHEL/CentOS Systems

Monday 28th of August 2017 06:57:04 PM
Yum history command allows administrator to rollback the system to a previous state on CentOS and RHEL Systems.

Wanted: GNU Project Maintainers — Part 2

Monday 28th of August 2017 05:37:00 PM
Want to use your skills to aid in the development and maintenance of GNU projects? Here are four more projects that could use your help.

Jump-start your career with open source skills

Monday 28th of August 2017 04:16:57 PM
Although attending college is not required for success in software development, college programs can provide a great deal of useful information in a relatively short period of time. More importantly, they are designed to cover all necessary concepts without the knowledge holes some self-taught practitioners suffer. College programs also often include theory and history, which can form the foundation for professional exploration and decision-making.read more

7 Business Advantages of Linux

Monday 28th of August 2017 02:56:54 PM
If you're looking for a more affordable way of running your office than Windows, an open source alternative like Linux can be a very good alternative.

Chrome wants to remember which Websites to silence

Monday 28th of August 2017 01:36:50 PM
Permanently mute those annoying autoplay videos? We're listeningChrome's developers are testing a permanent mute for Websites that insist on running autoplay videos the instant they load.…

Open source success starts at zero

Monday 28th of August 2017 12:16:47 PM
"Always give 110%." Many of us have heard this growing up, and throughout our entire professional careers. Although this is good advice on one level, it can also hurt our chances for success if taken to an extreme.read more

Raspberry Slideshow 9.0 released

Monday 28th of August 2017 10:56:43 AM
Raspberry Slideshow is a Raspberry Pi operating system focused on quick-to-set-up media slideshows. It can play all media contained in an inserted USB key, fetched from a Windows (Samba) share, from a Webserver or FTP server.Raspberry Slideshow 9.0 has been released today, featuring a big update of its underlying Raspbain Jessie base operating system. As of now, all Raspberry Pi range of micro-computers is supported.

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Linux 4.14-rc2

I'm back to my usual Sunday release schedule, and rc2 is out there in all the normal places. This was a fairly usual rc2, with a very quiet beginning of the week, and then most changes came in on Friday afternoon and Saturday (with the last few ones showing up Sunday morning). Normally I tend to dislike how that pushes most of my work into the weekend, but this time I took advantage of it, spending the quiet part of last week diving instead. Anyway, the only unusual thing worth noting here is that the security subsystem pull request that came in during the merge window got rejected due to problems, and so rc2 ends up with most of that security pull having been merged in independent pieces instead. Read more Also: Linux 4.14-rc2 Kernel Released

Manjaro Linux Phasing out i686 (32bit) Support

In a not very surprising move by the Manjaro Linux developers, a blog post was made by Philip, the Lead Developer of the popular distribution based off Arch Linux, On Sept. 23 that reveals that 32-bit support will be phased out. In his announcement, Philip says, “Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, we have decided to phase out the support of this architecture. The decision means that v17.0.3 ISO will be the last that allows to install 32 bit Manjaro Linux. September and October will be our deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported.” Read more

Korora 26 'Bloat' Fedora-based Linux distro available for download -- now 64-bit only

Fedora is my favorite Linux distribution, but I don't always use it. Sometimes I opt for an operating system that is based on it depending on my needs at the moment. Called "Korora," it adds tweaks, repositories, codecs, and packages that aren't found in the normal Fedora operating system. As a result, Korora deviates from Red Hat's strict FOSS focus -- one of the most endearing things about Fedora. While you can add all of these things to Fedora manually, Korora can save you time by doing the work for you. Read more

BackSlash Linux Olaf

While using BackSlash, I had two serious concerns. The first was with desktop performance. The Plasma-based desktop was not as responsive as I'm used to, in either test environment. Often times disabling effects or file indexing will improve the situation, but the desktop still lagged a bit for me. My other issue was the program crashes I experienced. The Discover software manager crashed on me several times, WPS crashed on start-up the first time on both machines, I lost the settings panel once along with my changes in progress. These problems make me think BackSlash's design may be appealing to newcomers, but I have concerns with the environment's stability. Down the road, once the developers have a chance to iron out some issues and polish the interface, I think BackSlash might do well targeting former macOS users, much the same way Zorin OS tries to appeal to former Windows users. But first, I think the distribution needs to stabilize a bit and squash lingering stability bugs. Read more