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Fedora 24 Workstation Installation Steps with Screenshots

Monday 27th of June 2016 08:39:57 PM
A walk through guide to install Fedora 24 Workstation with Screenshots.

Apache Spark Creator Matei Zaharia Describes Structured Streaming in Spark 2.0 [Video]

Monday 27th of June 2016 07:42:46 PM
Apache Spark has been an integral part of Mesos from its inception. Spark is one of the most widely used big data processing systems for clusters. Matei Zaharia, the CTO of Databricks and creator of Spark, talked about Spark's advanced data analysis power and new features in its upcoming 2.0 release in his MesosCon 2016 keynote.Spark's Design GoalsSpark was created to meet two needs: to provide a unified engine for big data processing, and a concise high-level API for working with big data.

Open source software has to sell user experience

Monday 27th of June 2016 06:45:35 PM
Mattermost does open source the right way.Open source software that is to succeed in this new world is going to have to be better than anything else. You can't sell just openness anymore; it is added value, not a unique selling point. Open source software now has to sell user experience. In a way it is a simpler metric, and probably one that is going to change open source forever—for the better.read more

SolydXK 201606 Rebases the Raspberry Pi Image on Raspbian, Adds Firefox ESR

Monday 27th of June 2016 05:48:24 PM
Arjen Balfoort has announced the release and general availability of the June's updated ISO images for his SolydX and SolydK GNU/Linux distributions.

News: Linux Top 3: Fedora 24, Peppermint 7 and Solus 1.2

Monday 27th of June 2016 04:51:13 PM
Lots of things to look at last week

Which browser is best for battery life: We test Edge vs. Chrome vs. Opera vs. Firefox

Monday 27th of June 2016 03:54:02 PM
I began testing the question of different web browsers’ impact on battery life about two months ago, and what I’ve concluded is that there’s a lot of work to be done here.

MPV 0.18.0 Open-Source Video Player Lands with HiDPI Support for Wayland, More

Monday 27th of June 2016 02:56:51 PM
The development team behind the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player software has announced this past weekend the release of another major milestone, MPV 0.18.0.

4 languages poised to out-Python Python

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:59:40 PM
Swift, Go, Julia, and R are all potential contenders for Python's crown of convenience and versatility. Here's how each could win out -- and how Python could prevail

7 myths about open sourcing your company's software

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:02:29 PM
Many companies benefit from open source, and countless companies have opted to open source components of their infrastructure (or even their bread and butter) in an effort to give back. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what happens when you open up your business' code and workflows to the public, and as companies delve into how to apply open principles within their organization, it's easy to get lost in the weeds. Here are some common misconceptions about what happens when you open source your code.read more

antiX 16 "Berta Cáceres" Linux OS Arrives without systemd, Based on Debian 8.5

Monday 27th of June 2016 12:05:18 PM
The developers of the antiX GNU/Linux operating system have announced the final release of the antiX 16 distribution.

Voice control your embedded systems with 20 lines of software code

Monday 27th of June 2016 11:00:02 AM
Speech recognition software technology provider Sensory is offering TrulyHandsfree SDK to embed voice enabled functions in your embedded systems software... TrulyHandsfree runs embedded on device so no cloud connection is necessary, making it secure from shared personal data being stolen from the cloud." explains Sensory.

openSUSE users are growing by the month

Monday 27th of June 2016 09:05:40 AM
The number of users of openSUSE, the community GNU/Linux distribution supported by the Germany SUSE Linux company, has grown, with an average of 400,000 DVD images being downloaded each month.

No SSD Storage On Raspberry Pi 3? Try MinnowMax Turbot Board

Monday 27th of June 2016 07:11:18 AM
The fact that you can not use an SSD storage device with the Raspberry Pi is a huge drawback. Devices that use the Raspberry pie consume a lot of storage. Devices like drones etc could use the onboard SSD storage. Too bad that the Raspberry pi 3 does not support it. But no worries have you heard of the MinnowMax Turbot board?

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GNOME Software 3.22 Will Support Installation of Snaps, Flatpak Repository Files

The GNOME 3.21.4 desktop environment was released last week, which means that many of the default applications and components were updated with bug fixes and various enhancements. Read more

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Now Merged with SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2

The development cycle of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system continues, and today we would like to inform our readers about the availability of the third and last Alpha build in the series. Read more

Linux 4.7 and Linux 4.8

  • Linux Kernel 4.7 Officially Released, Introduces Support for Radeon RX480 GPUs
    Today, July 24, 2016, after a week of holiday fun, Linus Torvalds has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7 for all GNU/Linux operating systems. The Linux 4.7 kernel has been in development for the past two months, but that shouldn't surprise anyone who is either reading our website on a regular basis or keeping pace with the Linux kernel development cycle, which was very normal for this branch. A total of seven Release Candidate (RC) testing builds were released since May 29, 2016, which introduced numerous new features and improvements.
  • The Biggest Features Of The Linux 4.7 Kernel
    If all goes according to plan, the Linux 4.7 kernel will be released before the day is through.
  • The Size Of Different DRM Graphics Drivers In Linux 4.7
    Last October I looked at The Size Of The Different Open-Source Linux DRM/Mesa Graphics Drivers, but with it being nearly one year since then and Linux 4.7 due out today, I decided to run some fresh L.O.C. measurements on the popular DRM/KMS drivers to see their current sizes. This lines-of-code counting was mostly done out of a curiosity factor. In this article I'm just looking at the in-kernel DRM code and not the Mesa drivers, DDX drivers, LLVM back-ends, or anything else in user-space related to the open-source graphics drivers.
  • The Btrfs Windows Driver Updated With RAID Support & Other Features
  • Hardened Usercopy Appears Ready To Be Merged For Linux 4.8
    Yet another Linux kernel security feature coming to the mainline kernel that appears readied for the Linux 4.8 merge window is hardened usercopy. Hardened usercopy was originally based upon GrSecurity's PAX_USERCOPY feature but reworked into a whole new form, according to developer Kees Cook at Google. This hardened usercopy is to be exposed as the CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY option within the kernel.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS Fixes the Raspberry Pi Partition Resizer, Adds MATE 1.14

As part of the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) announcement, Martin Wimpress informs us about the release of the Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS operating systems for users of Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS. Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 LTS is not a major release, and if your Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) installation is up to date, you already have the latest software updates and security patches that have been injected in the new installation mediums generated mainly for those who want to reinstall or deploy the OS on new systems. Read more