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6 open source architecture projects to check out

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 05:53:41 PM
The world of architecture doesn't change as quickly as software, but architects are still finding new ways to share innovative designs and ideas.read more

The Anatomy of a Linux User

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 04:45:04 PM
Learning how to use Linux on the desktop is made much simpler when the person doing the learning realizes that all habits and tools for using Windows are to be left at the door. Even after telling our Reglue kids this, more often than not I come back to do a check-up with them there is some_dodgy_file.exe on the desktop or in the download folder.

Compatibility before purity: Microsoft tweaks .NET Core again

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 03:36:27 PM
Open source .NET will add legacy APIs to make porting easierMicrosoft's open source fork of the .NET platform, called .NET Core, will be modified for better compatibility with existing applications, says Program Manager Immo Landwerth in a recent post.…

Calamares 2.2.3 Universal Installer Adds Locale Choice Support on Debian Linux

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 02:27:50 PM
The development team behind Calamares, the next-generation, distribution-independent graphical installer framework announced the release of Calamares 2.2.3.

Etcher – Easy way to Create a bootable USB drive & SD card from an ISO image

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 01:19:13 PM
Etcher – Easy way to Create a bootable USB drive & SD card from an ISO image

Build a Pi media centre

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 12:10:36 PM
Make your Raspberry Pi the centrepiece of your home entertainment system

Krita 3.0 Free Digital Painting Software Officially Released, Here's What's New

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 11:01:59 AM
The Krita Foundation has announced the final release of the powerful, open-source, free, and cross-platform Krita 3.0 digital painting software.

Building ProudCity as an open organization

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 09:39:20 AM
Open is at the core of ProudCity, a web platform that "lets municipalities easily launch and manage government digital services all in one place."

Pravin Satpute: How do you Fedora?

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 08:13:33 AM
We recently interviewed Pravin Satpute on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

Back to Backups

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 06:47:47 AM
In my Open-Source Classroom column a few months ago, I talked about backups and got some really fascinatingfeedback. Here are a few of the ideas from readers worth checking into:

ExTiX 16.3 LXQt Distro Is Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 05:22:00 AM
ExTiX developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia today, May 30, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of the ExTiX 16.3 LXQt Edition computer operating system.

Meet Avalon, Asus's audacious, tightly integrated vision for the future of DIY PCs

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 03:56:14 AM
The PC’s DIY hardware ethos is both a blessing and a curse on computing. On one hand, the open ecosystem fuels innovation and serves as a major selling point for enthusiasts. On the other, the basic design of PCs hasn’t really changed in decades.

ChaletOS 16.04 – Video Overview and Screenshot tours

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 02:30:27 AM
ChaletOS 16.04 is the latest release of ChaletOS Linux Distribution based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) featuring Xfce Desktop environment 4.12. and powered by Long-term support of Linux Kernel Series 4.4. This release introduce new tool called Start Point, an application that has been designed from the ground up to help newcomers to this OS, especially Windows refugees, learn how to use ChaletOS, or Linux for that matter.

Manjaro Linux Bspwm 16.05 Edition Officially Released, Here's What's New

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 01:04:41 AM
The Manjaro Linux community is proud to announce the availability for download of the final release of the Manjaro Linux Bspwm 16.05 Edition computer operating system.

LAMP Stack Installation Guide on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS

Monday 30th of May 2016 11:50:21 PM
LAMP stack is a collection of free and open source softwares like Linux, Web Server (Apache), Database server (MySQL / MariaDB) and PHP (Scripting Language).

PSAD installation and configuration on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Monday 30th of May 2016 10:36:01 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you the installation and configuration of the PSAD (Port Scan Attack Detection) tool on Debian 8 (Jessie). PSAD provides intrusion detection and log-analysis with IPtables (Linux firewall).

How to select the fastest apt mirror on Ubuntu Linux

Monday 30th of May 2016 09:21:41 PM
The following guide will provide you with some information on how to improve Ubuntu's repository download speed by selecting the closest, that is, possibly fastest mirror relative to your geographical location.

Mozilla turns Firefox OS into IoT hub

Monday 30th of May 2016 08:07:21 PM
Firefox OS is transformed to bring the Internet of Things into our lives

Google's Abacus Project: It's All about Trust

Monday 30th of May 2016 06:53:01 PM
Do you hate having to remember your password when you want to access a secureWeb site? Well, that soon may be a thing of the past.

Ubuntu Touch's Web Browser to Improve the Google Hangouts Experience in OTA-11

Monday 30th of May 2016 05:38:41 PM
The long-anticipated OTA-11 update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices is just around the corner, and today we'll have a quick look at what's coming in the Web Browser app.

More in Tux Machines

Linux Devices

  • MediaTek Announces An Interesting Deca-Core ARM Dev Board
    The folks at MediaTek in Hsinchu announced the Helio X20 Development Board today as the first development board using a tri-cluster, deca-core design. As implied by the name, this developer board is using the Helio X20 SoC, which features a tri-cluster CPU architecture and ten processing cores: two Cortex-A72 at 2.3GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores @ 2.0GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.4GHz. Depending upon system load, the relevant/needed cores will power up. The X20 uses ARM's Mali graphics, supports 2 x LPDDR3 POP memory, and has integrated 802.11ac WiFi.
  • Voice control your embedded systems with 20 lines of software code
    Speech recognition software technology provider Sensory is offering TrulyHandsfree SDK to embed voice enabled functions in your embedded systems software. TrulyHandsfree SDK supports fixed triggers, user enrolled triggers and commands phrase spotting technology.
  • No SSD Storage On Raspberry Pi 3? Try MinnowMax Turbot Board
    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 head of the MinnowMax Turbot board?

Server Administration

  • Why Container Skills Aren't a Priority in Hiring Open Source Pros (Yet)
    It should come as no surprise that open source training and hiring is typically predicated on what skills are trending in tech. As an example, Big Data, cloud and security are three of the most in-demand skillsets today, which explains why more and more open source professionals look to develop these particular skillsets and why these professionals are amongst the most sought after. One skillset that employers have not found as useful as professionals is container management.
  • All Hail the New Docker Swarm
    Unfortunately, I’m not able to attend DockerCon US this year, but I will be keeping up with the announcements. As part of the Docker Captains program, I was given a preview of Docker 1.12 including the new Swarm integration which is Docker’s native clustering/orchestration solution (also known as SwarmKit, but that’s really the repo/library name). And it’s certainly a big change. In this post I’ll try to highlight the changes and why they’re important.
  • Apache Spark Creator Matei Zaharia Describes Structured Streaming in Spark 2.0 [Video]
    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.

The heartbeat of open source projects can be heard with GitHub data

GitHub released charts last week that tell a story about the heartbeat of a few open source, giving insights into activity, productivity and collaboration of software development. Why are these important? Enterprises increasingly define software development as a top priority to gain competitive advantage or defend against disruption. They often turn to open source software because it is fast and agile. Enterprise IT decision makers should understand GitHub because it is the backbone of most open source projects. Read more

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Lorenzo Paglia

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems, including its Linux Certification Program. This program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills. To illustrate how well these certifications prepare you for the real world, this series features some of those who have recently passed the certification exams. These testimonials should help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE) certification is right for you. In this installment, we talk with LFCS Lorenzo Paglia. Read more