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Sick of Java and C++? Google pours a cup o' Kotlin for Android devs

Friday 19th of May 2017 06:33:08 AM
Compatible with 'droid libraries, statically typed language is leaner and saferGoogle on Wednesday said it has made Kotlin a first-class language for Android development, alongside Java and C++.…

How to Install Magento 2 with Apache, Varnish and Memcache

Friday 19th of May 2017 05:24:31 AM
In this article, we will show you how to install Magento 2 on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, Varnish as a full page cache, Apache and Memcache for session storage.

NewSQL CockroachDB Ready for Prime Time

Friday 19th of May 2017 04:15:54 AM
CockroachDB may not have an inviting name, but it took center stage at last week's OpenStack Summit.

Latest Samsung Artik module runs Tizen RT on a Cortex-M4

Friday 19th of May 2017 03:07:17 AM
Samsung showed off the latest Artik module: a Cortex-R4-based, 40 x 15mm “Artik 053” COM with built-in WiFi that runs Tizen 4.0’s new Tizen RT RTOS variant. As part of its Tizen 4.0 announcement this week at the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco, Samsung revealed a v4.0 variant for IoT called Tizen RT. The […]

Tizen 4.0 unveiled with a Linux-like RTOS variant for IoT

Friday 19th of May 2017 01:58:39 AM
Samsung announced Tizen 4.0 with .NET and Xamarin hooks, coming soon to its new Z4 phone, and revealed a “Tizen RT” RTOS that runs on a new Artik 053 module. At the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC) in San Francisco, Samsung Electronics announced version 4.0 of its Tizen Linux distribution, which for the first time includes […]

Sorry Google, it's boring old workloads that are pumping up AWS and Azure, not sexy AI

Friday 19th of May 2017 12:50:02 AM
Spend big or go homeComment Google Cloud Platforms's chief thinks the service will surpass AWS by 2022. Speaking at Forbes CIO Summit in Half Moon Bay, California, last month,Diane Greene claimed Google has "a huge advantage in our data centers, in our infrastructure, availability, security and how we automate things. We just haven't packaged it up perfectly yet."…

Creating Virtual Machines in KVM: Part 1

Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:41:25 PM
So, you want to stuff your Linux laptop or PC full of virtual machines and perform all manner of mad experiments. And so you shall, and a fine time you will have. Come with me and learn how to do this with KVM.

Hugo vs. Jekyll: Comparing the leading static website generators

Thursday 18th of May 2017 10:32:48 PM
Unless your spirit animal is Emily Dickinson, when you make a thing, you want to share it with the world. Sharing your work means that you need a website. Of course, you could simply partake in digital sharecropping and use any of the various social media sites to get your work in front of an audience. There sure are plenty to choose from... and not just "conventional" social media sites. With places like Artstation, Flickr, Soundcloud, and Wattpad, there's an outlet for you, whatever your medium.read more

Albert – A Fast, Lightweight and Flexible Application Launcher for Linux

Thursday 18th of May 2017 09:24:11 PM
Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). Access everything with zero effort.

Ways To Rescue Or Recover Grub Menu

Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:15:34 PM
?Just this very sweet morning you started your laptop and Boom! You get a black screen with a message that “Unknown Filesystem” and a message saying “Grub Rescue”. Now you are here at LinuxAndUbunu to see how you can tackle out of this problem and save your precious data and boot normally into Linux again. Let us start.

How to park domains using ISPConfig

Thursday 18th of May 2017 07:06:57 PM
This tutorial explains how to setup a specific default webpage in a working Apache ISPConfig server.

One Step Closer to a Closed Internet

Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:58:20 PM
Today, the FCC voted on Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to repeal and replace net neutrality protections enacted in 2015. The verdict: to move forward with Pai’s proposal ? We’re deeply...

How to make Vim user-friendly with Cream

Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:52:30 PM
About 10 years ago, I split my text editing time between Emacs and Vim. That said, I was and definitely still am an Emacs guy. But while Emacs has always had an edge in my affections, I know that Vim is no slouch.So do other people—even those who, like me, are all thumbs technically. Over the years, I've talked to a few new Linux users who wanted to use Vim but were a bit disappointed that it doesn't act like the text editors they've used on other operating systems.read more

Android embraces the Kotlin programming language

Thursday 18th of May 2017 03:43:53 PM
Kotlin, a popular new language for mobile platform that[he]#039[/he]s compatible with Java, is now officially supported on Android.

How to Send and Receive SMS on Linux with KDE Connect

Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:35:16 PM
KDE Connect is a killer little app that allows your Linux PC to send and receive text messages through your Android phone. Learn how to install it on Ubuntu.

Sharing America's code

Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:26:39 PM
Alvand Salehi, senior technology advisor in the Office of the Federal CIO at the White House, delivered a keynote address at OSCON in early May to talk about the U.S. federal government's role in open source.read more

Imagine an Android Phone Without Linux Inside

Thursday 18th of May 2017 12:18:01 PM
Google has plans to replace Linux-based Android with its own built-from-scratch operating system, Fuchsia. Why? Mainly, it seems, to get away from the GPL.

Python Exception Handling

Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:09:24 AM
Python will let you know when you get your syntax wrong. It'll immediately fail and not allow your program to run. What about when your code has a different type of problem? Those are called exceptions, and they tend to be harder to catch. It's up to you to recognize situations where hey might come up and catch them to prevent your program from crashing altogether.

How Socrates taught me to talk to developers

Thursday 18th of May 2017 10:00:47 AM
When it comes to "most valuable tools for untying mental knots and figuring things out," two items appear at the top of my list.The first is this clip from Benny Hill about what happens when we make assumptions. I saw it on (the opposite of a flat-screen) TV as a child years ago, and still reflect on it several times weekly. Its message—operating by assumptions is unlikely to end well, so don't—hasn't failed me yet.read more

Linux Ransomware

Thursday 18th of May 2017 08:52:10 AM
A few people have asked me over the past week whether or not Linux is susceptible to ransomware attacks. While the answer is fairly straight forward, let's go over a couple things here first.

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  • Nextcloud 12 Officially Released, Adds New Architecture for Massive Scalability
    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
  • ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements
    ReactOS 0.4.5 is a maintenance update that adds numerous changes and improvements over the previous point release. The kernel has been updated in this version to improve the FreeLoader and UEFI booting, as well as the Plug and Play modules, adding support for more computers to boot ReactOS without issues.
  • Sprint Debuts Open Source NFV/SDN Platform Developed with Intel Labs
    AT&T has been the headliner in the carrier race to software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But Sprint is putting its own stamp on the space this week with its debut of a new open source SDN/NFV mobile core solution.
  • Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep
    Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.
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    The app is called Smart Receipts, it's licensed AGPL 3.0, and the source code is available on GitHub for Android and iOS.
  • How the TensorFlow team handles open source support
    Open-sourcing is more than throwing code over the wall and hoping somebody uses it. I knew this in theory, but being part of the TensorFlow team at Google has opened my eyes to how many different elements you need to build a community around a piece of software.
  • IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot
    Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.