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Jolla officially launches Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X, but at a hefty price

Sunday 27th of August 2017 04:01:35 PM
Sailfish OS will debut on Xperia X handsets soon... Sailfish X will initially be available without the GUI and hence the installation should be done using command line instructions on a Linux PC. Jolla is expected to release the GUI bundle along with the installation tool after the initial sales...

Making a Wrong into a Right: After Violating GPL and Filing for Bankruptcy, Chinese OEM IUNI Releases Source Code

Sunday 27th of August 2017 01:34:19 PM
IUNI thought it would be simple to just grab the open source code that makes Android what it is today, add their own modifications, close it off, and try to profit from it. Lo and behold, two years into it and the company went under...

Coding more Effectively with Sublime Text

Sunday 27th of August 2017 11:39:57 AM
If I remember correctly, the first software I used to “develop” a website was Frontpage. All those of the pre-ADSL generation have surely started or known this publisher. Since I tried a lot of different applications to code, text editors or IDEs, and the list is long:

Open-spec SBC features octa-core -A53 SoC

Sunday 27th of August 2017 09:33:26 AM
The “Khadas Vim2” SBC runs Android 7.1 or Ubuntu 16.04 on an octa-core, -A53 Amlogic S912 with up to 3GB DDR4, WiFi, GbE, HDMI 2.0, and dual USB ports. Late last year, the Khadas project launched an open spec Khadas Vim SBC that runs on the Amlogic S905X, a cheaper version of the quad-core, Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905 used on Hardkernel’s Odroid-C2.

Diagnose and recover a RAID failure

Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:39:04 AM
In almost all cases, RAID provides redundancy that allows the loss of one or more disks to be tolerated. On the one hand, however, one must know when a failure occurs to act, and on the other hand, know what to do. It is not enough to remove the failing disk and put another in its place..

How Quantum Computing Will Change Browser Encryption

Sunday 27th of August 2017 05:44:42 AM
From a protocol point of view, we're closer to a large-scale quantum computer than many people think. Here's why that's an important milestone.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule published

Sunday 27th of August 2017 03:50:20 AM
The Linux Foundation has posted a schedule for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 23-25 in Prague with the Open Source Summit Europe. Full program notes are available for the combined Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and Open Source Summit Europe event to be held in Oct. 23-25 in Prague.....

RAID: getting the most out of your hard drives

Sunday 27th of August 2017 01:55:58 AM
For those who do not know it, RAID is about gathering multiple disks and using them concurrently to improve data performance or resiliency. Whatever the actual number of discs, in use it will be as if you had only one. You can use RAID from two disks and up to several hundred.

How to Fix a Bootloop on Your Android Device

Sunday 27th of August 2017 12:01:36 AM
If you are experiencing a bootloop issue after flashing a custom ROM, here are some ways to help you get out of the bootloop to get your phone working again.

How to use getopts to parse a script options

Saturday 26th of August 2017 10:07:14 PM
Modifying a bash script behavior via runtime options, just like we normally do with command line programs, can be very useful. The bash shell provides the getopts builtin command, a standard way to achieve this. How to use it is what we will learn in this tutorial.

First Steps After Getting a CentOS VPS

Saturday 26th of August 2017 08:12:52 PM
In this tutorial, we will go through everything you need to do in order to setup your new CentOS VPS.

GIMP 2.9.6 released!

Saturday 26th of August 2017 06:18:30 PM
After more than a year of hard work we are excited to release GIMP 2.9.6 featuring many improvements, some new features, translation updates for 23 languages, and 204 bug fixes.

5 of the Best Linux Distros in 2017

Saturday 26th of August 2017 04:24:08 PM
It’s not easy picking a Linux distribution. While there isn’t truly a one-size-fits-all solution, here are 5 of the best Linux distros to try in 2017.

Guide to Linux App Is a Handy Tool for Every Level of Linux User

Saturday 26th of August 2017 02:29:46 PM
Remember when you first started out with Linux? Depending on the environment you’re coming from, the learning curve can be somewhat challenging. Because of that (and many other differences from other platforms), new users (and some already skilled users) need a bit of help now and then. This particular article is about an Android app. because this particular app happens to be geared toward helping users learn Linux.

Tiny hacker board features dual Ethernet and a $13.90 price

Saturday 26th of August 2017 12:35:24 PM
The open spec, 60 x 45mm “Orange Pi R1” runs Linux or Android on a quad -A7 Allwinner H2 and features WiFi, USB OTG, and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports. Shenzhen Xunlong appears to be increasingly focusing its Orange Pi line of open spec development boards on small-footprint SBCs aimed more at IoT than multimedia applications. […]

12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language

Saturday 26th of August 2017 10:41:02 AM
There are lots of reasons why you might want to learn how to build apps using Apple’s open-source Swift language, including ease of use, security and speed.

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OSS: Meteoric Rise of Open Source, Document Foundation, Facebook U-Turn, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, Slovenia Open Data

  • The Meteoric Rise Of Open Source And Why Investors Should Care
    The adoption and integration of open-source technologies have rapidly usurped the closed-source incumbents, so much so that investors are pouring record amounts of money into open-source software investments.
  • Coming up on 28th September: Reddit “Ask us Anything” (and a birthday)
    Thursday, 28th September 2017 will be a special day – not only is it the seventh birthday of The Document Foundation, but we will also be running an “Ask me (us) Anything” session on Reddit – specifically, the /r/linux subreddit.
  • Facebook U-turn: React, other libraries freed from unloved patent license
    Faced with growing dissatisfaction about licensing requirements for some of its open-source projects, Facebook today said it will move React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js under the MIT license next week. "We're relicensing these projects 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," said Facebook engineering director Adam Wolff in a blog post on Friday. Wolff said while Facebook continues to believe its BSD + Patents license has benefits, "we acknowledge that we failed to decisively convince this community."
  • New Collaboration To Deliver Open-Source Submission And Peer-Review Platform
    This week, eLife and Collaborative Knowledge Foundation announced a partnership “to build a user-driven, open-source submission and peer-review platform” aimed at improving on existing industry models. Working together, the two organisations “hope to accelerate progress in delivering a modern, fast and user-driven system,” they said in a press release. “The project will be designed to help streamline communications between authors, editors and reviewers at all stages of the submission and review process.”
  • Slovenia publishes statistics on open data portal
    As of this month, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia is making available 3374 data collections on the country’s open data portal, making it by far the portal’s biggest contributor. The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities comes second, with 62 datasets.

End of Debian-Administration.org and 32-bit Support in Manjaro Linux

  • Retiring the Debian-Administration.org site
    So previously I've documented the setup of the Debian-Administration website, and now I'm going to retire it I'm planning how that will work.
  • Manjaro Linux Discontinues 32-bit Support
    You might already know that I love Manjaro Linux. And as an ardent Manjaro Linux fan, I have a bad news for you. Recently, Philip, the lead developer of Manjaro Linux, announced that the project would be dropping support for the 32-bit architecture. He said that the reason for the move was “due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community”.

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Red Hat and Fedora: Patent Promise and Fedora Community

  • Red Hat Enlarges Its Open Source Patent Promise Umbrella
    Red Hat on Thursday announced major enhancements to the Patent Promise it first published 15 years ago, with the intention of providing new protections to innovation in the open source community. In its 2002 Patent Promise, Red Hat vowed not to pursue patent infringement actions against parties that used its covered Free and Open Source Software, or FOSS, subject to certain limitations. The current Patent Promise reaffirms the 2002 pledge and extends the zone of non-enforcement.
  • Red Hat breaks new ground with open source Patent Promise
    Red Hat has decided to revise its 2002 Patent Promise that originally signalled the company’s intention not to enforce its patents against free and open source software. The company, which is famed for its open source approach, had laid out in its original promise that it was designed to discourage patent aggression against free and open source software. The updated version not only reaffirms this but “extends the zone of non-enforcement.”
  • Two Docs Workshops at Flock 2017
  • Documentation and Modularity at Flock 2017
  • Join the Magazine team
    The recent Flock conference of Fedora contributors included a Fedora Magazine workshop. Current editorial board members Ryan Lerch, Justin W. Flory, and Paul W. Frields covered how to join and get started as an author. Here are some highlights of the workshop and discussion that took place.