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LibreOffice 6.0 Open-Source Office Suite Passes 1 Million Downloads Mark

Sunday 18th of February 2018 11:25:35 PM
The Document Foundation announced recently that its LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite reached almost 1 million downloads since its release last month on January 31, 2018.

How To Create Shell Scripts

Sunday 18th of February 2018 09:25:30 PM
Having to type the same command over and over again can be a daunting task and tiresome for that matter. The shell scripts are really easy to create and run saving you from a lot of misery and anguish if you really prefer using the terminal over using the GUI for running tasks.

Introducing Spyder, the Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment

Sunday 18th of February 2018 06:17:27 PM
If you want to use Anaconda for science projects, one of the first things toconsider isthe spyder package, which is included in the basic Anaconda installation. Spyder isshort for Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment.Think of it as an IDE for scientific programming within Python.

A better marketing plan for your open source software project

Sunday 18th of February 2018 04:17:22 PM
Open source software (OSS) marketing today is unique: it’s a process of co-creating and co-executing a marketing plan with an entire community—developers, end users and vendors. This makes it distinctly different than most traditional technology marketing efforts, which generally focuses on business decision-makers exclusively.

Servers? We don't need no stinkin' servers!

Sunday 18th of February 2018 02:17:17 PM
You may be moving your mission-critical applications to a serverless architecture sooner than you think. OK, so we'll always need some servers. But with the rise of virtual machines (VM)s and container technologies such as Docker, combined with DevOps and cloud orchestration to automatically manage ever-larger numbers of server applications, serverless computing is becoming real.

Your DevOps attempt will fail without these 7 departments buying in

Sunday 18th of February 2018 12:17:12 PM
When DevOps was coined by Andrew Shafer and Patrick Debois, the goal was to bring developers and operators closer to achieve customer value together. DevOps is a culture of continuous learning and improvement. While automation and tools can garner some improvements, having the right culture drives larger impacts. The sharing of knowledge and ideas resulting in cultural growth is the value creator in DevOps.

i.MX6 UL based COM/SBC hybrid has FPGA with programmable ZPU

Sunday 18th of February 2018 10:17:07 AM
Technologic’s rugged, open-spec “TS-4100” COM/SBC hybrid runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL, and offers a microSD slot, 4GB eMMC, a micro-USB OTG port, optional WiFi/BT and baseboard, and an FPGA with a programmable ZPU core for offloading real-time tasks. Technologic Systems has begun sampling its first i.MX6 UL (UltraLite) based board, which is also its first computer-on-module that can double as a single board computer.

Kali Linux Ethical Hacking OS Getting Fix for Meltdown and Spectre with Linux 4.15

Sunday 18th of February 2018 08:17:02 AM
Offensive Security, the team of developers behind the widely-used Kali Linux ethical hacking and penetration testing GNU/Linux distribution, released the first snapshot for 2018 with latest security fixes and software updates.

PyTorch Should Be Copyleft

Sunday 18th of February 2018 06:16:57 AM
Neural networks have started to take off since AlexNet in 2012. We don’t have to call it a software war, but there’s a competition for mindset and community contributors in neural networks.

Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics - even location - with new desktop installs

Sunday 18th of February 2018 04:16:52 AM
Data harvest notice will be checked by default. Future versions of Ubuntu desktop may collect information on the PCs running it unless users opt out.

Learning IT Fundamentals

Sunday 18th of February 2018 02:16:47 AM
Where do IT fundamentals fit in our modern, cloud- and abstraction-driven engineering culture? Although you can use modern Linux desktops and servers without knowing almost anything about how computers, networks or Linux itself works, unlike with other systems, Linux still will show you everything that's going on behind the scenes if you are willing to look.

Module reveals new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC

Sunday 18th of February 2018 12:16:42 AM
Advantech is prepping a “SOM-5871” computer-on-module with an unannounced AMD V1000 Zen SoC, which appears to be AMD’s rumored, 14nm Ryzen Embedded V1000 “Great Horned Owl” successor to the R-Series. iBase also leaked info on a V1000 based Mini-ITX board and fanless PC. Advantech has posted a preliminary product page for a SOM-5871 module that […]

Chroot: the magical healing powers of the original Linux virtualization tool

Saturday 17th of February 2018 10:16:37 PM
It's been around forever and loads of users haven't even heard of it. But chroot is the grandfather of Linux virtualization and it can save your life

Linux on Nintendo Switch, a new Kubernetes ML platform, and more news

Saturday 17th of February 2018 08:16:32 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Mozilla's IoT gateway, a new machine learning platform, Code.mil's revamp, and more.Open source news roundup for February 4-17, 2018Mozilla announces Project Things for a more secure IoTMozilla wants you to have control over your connected devices. To help you gain that control, they've released Project Things into the wild.read more

How To Install Redmine on CentOS 7

Saturday 17th of February 2018 06:16:27 PM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Redmine on CentOS. Redmine is a free and open source issue tracking and web-based project management application. Redmine is built on Ruby on Rails framework and it is cross-platform and cross-database. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for CentOS 7 VPS

How to make sense of the Apache 2 patent license

Saturday 17th of February 2018 04:16:22 PM
The Apache 2 license contains a number of key provisions including a patent grant that, in my experience, is often misunderstood. This grant has a significant effect on making open source safe to use. Let me explain by exploring a portion of Section 3 of the Apache 2.0 license.

HiFive, LibreOffice, Meltdown and Spectre and more

Saturday 17th of February 2018 02:16:17 PM
News briefs for February 16, 2018.

This Week in Open Source News: Googles AMP Support to Snazz Up Email, Open Source Community Continues to Do Good & More

Saturday 17th of February 2018 12:16:12 PM
This week in open source and Linux news, Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages will now support web browsing in email, an op-ed on the continued value of the open source community and more! Read this week's digest to stay in the open source know.

Fix Laptop Doesn’t Suspend After Lid is Closed on Ubuntu Linux

Saturday 17th of February 2018 10:33:16 AM
You close the lid of your laptop but it keeps on running instead of going into suspend mode? Here are a few ways how you can make Ubuntu suspend when the lid is closed.

The knitting printer and more art with open source

Saturday 17th of February 2018 08:50:20 AM
For several years, linux.conf.au, a week-long conference (held this year from January 22-26), has held "miniconfs" offering space for tech community niche groups to share their inventions and ideas. In 2018, 12 miniconfs were held on the first two days of the conference, and the Art + Tech miniconf took the concept to the next level with an entire day of 11 talks about making art with tech, as well as an art exhibition head during the conference.read more

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Kernel: CH341 and LWN Articles (Just Freed)

  • Linux Adds CH341 GPIO
    There was a time when USB to serial hardware meant one company: FTDI. But today there are quite a few to choose from and one of the most common ones is the WCH CH341. There’s been support for these chips in Linux for a while, but only for use as a communication port. The device actually has RS232, I2C, SPI, and 8 general purpose I/O (GPIO) pins. [ZooBaB] took an out-of-tree driver that exposes the GPIO, and got it working with some frightening-looking CH341 boards.
  • Shrinking the kernel with an axe
    This is the third article of a series discussing various methods of reducing the size of the Linux kernel to make it suitable for small environments. The first article provided a short rationale for this topic, and covered link-time garbage collection. The second article covered link-time optimization (LTO) and compared its results to link-time garbage collection. In this article we'll explore ways to make LTO more effective at optimizing kernel code away, as well as more assertive strategies to achieve our goal.
  • The rest of the 4.16 merge window
    At the close of the 4.16 merge window, 11,746 non-merge changesets had been merged; that is 5,000 since last week's summary. This merge window is thus a busy one, though not out of line with its predecessors — 4.14 had 11,500 changesets during its merge window, while 4.15 had 12,599. Quite a bit of that work is of the boring internal variety; over 600 of those changesets were device-tree updates, for example. But there was still a fair amount of interesting work merged in the second half of the 4.16 merge window; read on for the highlights.

Wine-Staging and Games

Canonical Outs New Ubuntu Kernel Update with Compiler-Based Retpoline Mitigation

New Linux kernel security updates have been released for Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance), adding the compiler-based retpoline kernel mitigation for the Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability on amd64 and i386 architectures. Canonical fixed the Spectre Variant 2 security vulnerability last month on January 22, but only for 64-bit Ubuntu installations. This update apparently mitigates the issue for 32-bit installations too. Spectre is a nasty hardware bug in microprocessors that use branch prediction and speculative execution and it could allow unauthorized memory reads via side-channel attacks. Read more

Tutanota: Encrypted Open Source Email Service for Privacy Minded People

If you are a privacy concerned netizen, try Tutanota. It is an open source email service for encrypted email communication. Here are the pros and cons of using Tutanota. Read more