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Latest Firefox Expands Multi-Process Support and Delivers New Features for Desktop and Android

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 04:01:19 AM
With the change of the season, we’ve worked hard to release a new version of Firefox that delivers the best possible experience across desktop and Android.

An Introduction to GNOME Boxes (virtualization) on Linux

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 03:04:08 AM
GNOME Boxes is a system virtualization application that is a core part of the GNOME desktop environment. Based on the QEMU machine emulator, it offers a simplified and user-friendly approach to the whole OS virtualization idea. This post is just an introduction to its capabilities and a statement that it finally works in other distributions besides Fedora.

Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 02:06:57 AM
Clickteam are the company behind some really cool tools like Fusion, previously called Multimedia Fusion. They did an AMA today where a developer noted their Fusion 3 editor is running on Linux and other platforms. goes Cortex-M4 with IoT Edition and Carbon SBC

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 01:09:46 AM
Linaro,, and SeeedStudio have launched the first 96Boards IoT Edition SBC: the $28 BLE-ready “BLE Carbon” that runs Zephyr on an ST Cortex-M4. Linaro Ltd and its open hardware standardization group announced the first non-Linux and MCU based 96Boards single board computer.

Fedora 24 -- The Best Distro for DevOps?

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:12:35 AM
“Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” Winston Churchill.If you have been to any DevOps-focused conferences -- whether it’s OpenStack Summit or DockerCon -- you will see a sea of MacBooks. Thanks to its UNIX base, availability of Terminal app and Homebrew, Apple hardware is extremely popular among DevOps professionals.

Contributing to an Open Source Project

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 11:15:24 PM
There are many ways to contribute to an open source project. There are also many reasons for doing so. But before jumping in, you might want to know how things generally work within these projects.

Steam now has above 2,500 Linux & SteamOS games available

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 10:18:13 PM
I've seen some posts on reddit and across the wider net about Steam hitting around 2,000 games for Linux. The truth is the number is actually quite a lot higher.


Tuesday 27th of September 2016 09:21:02 PM
Engineers love to think that they make decisions based on purelogic and merit. But of course, everyone has biases in terms ofprogramming languages, editors and other technologies—biases thatprobably can be defended in technical terms, but that often come down to anemotional argument as much as a technical one.

Help Fix Copyright: Send a Rebellious Selfie to European Parliament (Really!)

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 08:23:51 PM
The EU’s proposed copyright reform keeps in place retrograde laws that make many normal online creative acts illegal. The same restrictive laws will stifle innovation and hurt technology businesses. Let’s fix it. Sign Mozilla’s petition, watch and share videos, and...

NAS-targeted Skylake Mini-ITX loads up on SATA, GbE, PCIe

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 07:26:40 PM
Aaeon’s Linux-friendly “EMB-Q170C” Mini-ITX board targets NAS applications with 6th Gen Intel Core CPUs, 6x SATA III, 4x USB 3.0, and PCIe x8 and M.2 slots. Aaeon’s EMB-Q170C Mini-ITX board is the most storage-rich member of its EMB-Q170 line of Mini-ITX boards, following the EMB-Q170A, EMB-Q170B, and EMB-H110B boards announced in March. Like these boards […]

How to Set Legacy Bios in HP ProLiant GEN9 Server

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 06:29:29 PM
n HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers by default boot mode is UEFI, but there are some scenarios where to you want switch from UEFI Bios to Legacy Bios in HP ProLiant Gen9 servers.

Canonical Patches OpenSSL Regression in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 05:32:18 PM
After announcing a few days ago that a new, important OpenSSL update is available for all supported Ubuntu OSes, Canonical's Marc Deslauriers now informs the community about another patch to address a regression.

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This Linux computer may be smaller than a coin, but it packs some big computing power

Whether you think they’re a novelty, sneaky powerful, or just seriously cute, microcomputers are here to stay. Find out what all the fuss is about with the versatile, ultra-adaptable VoCore 2 Linux mini computer, paired with an Ultimate Dock for just $42.99. If you’ve never experimented with a microcomputer like the VoCore 2, you may be surprised by how much you can do with this tiny open source computer and wireless router. The VoCore 2’s 580 MHz processor is ready to handle almost any coding plan, including Java, JavaScript, Python, and Ruby projects. Read more Also: Daily Deal: VoCore2 Mini Linux Computer And Ultimate Dock

Nantes: Open source cuts off recurring charges

Switching to open source means the end of the periodic recurring charges from proprietary software vendors, says Eric Ficheux, change management specialist at Nantes Métropole, France’s 6th largest city. “The total cost of ownership of LibreOffice is far lower than of its proprietary predecessor”, he says. Read more

LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Gentoo Linux - A Linux Distro For Advanced Users

Many people think that Gentoo is just another Linux distro, but it is wrong. Gentoo Linux is a special, different and powerful Linux distribution, because it isn’t like other systems that have pre-compiled software and tools for easy management, in Gentoo the user must configure everything. Read

today's leftovers

  • Windows Btrfs Driver Updated With New Capabilities (WinBtrfs)
  • Install Laravel on Ubuntu 16.04
  • 'Tether' a very promising UE4 first-person adventure game will be coming to Linux
    It's not often a trailer leaves me begging for more, but 'Tether' [Steam Greenlight, Official Site] ticked all my boxes. The developer is using UE4 and claims the Linux builds are working as expected.
  • If you're in the mood for a decent Zombie survival game, don't pass up on Project Zomboid
    Project Zomboid [Steam, GOG, Official Site] is the rather good sandbox Zombie survival game from The Indie Stone, and it has come a long way! It doesn't have a SteamOS icon on Steam, as Valve removed it a long time ago as it (and a bunch of other games) wouldn't launch correctly on SteamOS. It works perfectly fine on a normal Linux distribution and I assure you the Linux version is still on Steam and perfectly up to date.
  • GTK+ 3.22.2 Deprecates APIs That Will Be Removed in GTK+ 4, Improves Win32 Theme
    Today, October 24, 2016, the GTK+ development team released the second stable maintenance update to the GTK+ 3.22 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit for GNOME-based desktop environments. GTK+ 3.22.2 comes just two weeks after the release of GNOME 3.22.1 and in time for the upcoming GNOME 3.22.2 milestone, which will also be the last one pushed for the GNOME 3.22 series. GTK+ 3.22.2 is mostly a bugfix release, but also adds various improvements to the win32 theme and deprecates APIs (Application Programming Interface) that'll be removed in the next major branch, GTK+ 4.
  • No One Is Buying Smartwatches Anymore
    Remember how smartwatches were supposed to be the next big thing? About that... The market intelligence firm IDC reported on Monday that smartwatch shipments are down 51.6 percent year-over-year for the third quarter of 2016. This is bad news for all smartwatch vendors (except maybe Garmin), but it’s especially bad for Apple, which saw shipments drop 71.6 percent, according to the IDC report Apple is still the overall smartwatch market leader, with an estimated 41.3-percent of the market, but IDC estimates it shipped only 1.1 million Apple Watches in Q3 2016, compared with 3.9 million in 2015. To a degree, that’s to be expected, since the new Apple Watch Series 2 came out at the tail-end of the quarter. But the news is still a blow, when you consider how huge the Apple Watch hype was just 18 months ago.
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  • What’s wrong with Git? A conceptual design analysis
    We finished up last week talking about the how to find good concepts / abstractions in a software design and what good modularization looks like. Today’s paper jumps 40+ years to look at some of those issues in a modern context and a tool that many readers of this blog will be very familiar with: Git. With many thanks to Glyn Normington for the recommendation. [...] The results of the reworking are made available in a tool called gitless, which I’ve installed on my system to try out for a few days. (Note: if you use oh-my-zsh with the git plugin then this defines an alias for gl which you’ll need to unalias). As of this paper (2013), Gitless was only just beginning as a project, but it continues to this day and tomorrow we’ll look at the 2016 paper that brings the story up to date. The kinds of concepts the authors are interested in are those which are essential to the design, to an understanding of the workings of the system, and hence will be apparent in the external interface of the system, as well as in the implementation.