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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.

Overclock Your Radeon GPU With AMDGPU

Monday 28th of August 2017 09:36:40 AM
The open source AMDGPU drivers don't have a fancy GUI interface that lets you overclock your card. Actually, they don't come with any kind of control center at all. That's alright, though, you can still overclock your card by modifying a couple of values in configuration files, a perfectly Linux solution if you think about it.

Monitoring Linux performance with Grafana

Monday 28th of August 2017 08:16:37 AM
I've spent a bit of time setting up Linux (in my case, CentOS) as a home router due to frustrations with home routers available on the market. This was both a good exercise and a bit of nostalgia from my early days with Linux. Once I'd finished getting the basics set up, I wanted a way to track various statistics, such as network traffic, disk usage, etc. The venerable Cacti is certainly an option, but that's feeling a bit legacy these days.read more

More in Tux Machines

XFree KWin, Plasma, KDE, and Qt/GTK

  • Announcing the XFree KWin project
    Over the last weeks I concentrated my work on KWin on what I call the XFree KWin project. The idea is to be able to start KWin/Wayland without XWayland support. While most of the changes required for it are already in Plasma 5.11, not everything got ready in time, but now everything is under review on phabricator, so it’s a good point in time to talk about this project.
  • Adapta Theme is Now Available for the #KDE Plasma Desktop
    A new port brings the Adapta GTK theme to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop for the first time, news that will please fans of its famous flat stylings.
  • A New Project To Let You Run Qt Apps With GTK+ Windowing System Integration
    A Norwegian developer has developed a new Qt platform abstraction plug-in to let Qt applications make use of GTK+ for windowing system integration. The Qt apps rely upon GTK+ as a host toolkit to provide GTK menus, GTK for input, and other integration bits.
  • Ant is a Flat GTK Theme with a Bloody Bite
    Between Arc, Adapta and Numix it kind of feels like Linux has the whole flat GTK theme thing covered. But proving their’s always room for one more is Ant.

Android Leftovers

Development: Blockchain for Good Hackathon, ASUS Tinker Board, React License, JavaScript, Pascal, Python

  • Blockchain for Good Hackathon, Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October
    The Blockchain for Good Hackathon takes place Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October. Full agenda can be found here.
  • ASUS Tinker Board Is An Interesting ARM SBC For About $60 USD
    Earlier this year ASUS announced the Tinker Board as their first step into the ARM single board computer world. Earlier this month I finally received a Tinker Board for testing and it has been quite interesting to say the least. The Tinker Board with its Rockchip SoC has been among the most competitive ARM SBCs we have tested to date in its price range and the form factor is compatible with the Raspberry Pi.
  • Configure Thunderbird to send patch friendly
  • Facebook to Relicense React Under MIT [Ed: as we hoped [1, 2]]
    Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid uncertain relationship with the open source community. Adam Wolff, an Engineering Director at Facebook, has announced that a number of projects - React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js – will soon start using the more standard MIT License instead of BSD+Patents. The reason provided is "because React is the foundation of a broad ecosystem of open source software for the web, and we don't want to hold back forward progress for nontechnical reasons." While aware that the React’s BSD+Patents license has created "uncertainty" among users of the library, prompting some to select an alternative solution, Facebook does not "expect to win these teams back" but they still hope some will reconsider the issue. The change in license will become effective when React 16 will be released next week. Regarding other projects, Wolff said that "many of our popular projects will keep the BSD + Patents license for now", while they are "evaluating those projects' licenses too, but each project is different and alternative licensing options will depend on a variety of factors." It seems from this clause that Facebook plans to get rid of the BSD+Patents license entirely, but they need to figure out the best option for each project. [...] Facebook’s plan to switch to a standard license MIT, supported by Apache, completely solves this problem with React and several other projects. It remains to see what happens with the license of other Facebook projects, and how much this license issue has affected how React is perceived by the community.
  • To type or not to type: quantifying detectable bugs in JavaScript
  • Plug For PASCAL
  • V. Anton Spraul's Think Like a Programmer, Python Edition

New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more