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Updated Settings Application in Fedora 27 Workstation

Monday 23rd of October 2017 01:03:18 PM
Fedora 27 Workstation is slated for release later in the year, and it ships with version 3.26 of GNOME. One of the awesome changes from upstream GNOME that is shipping in Fedora 27 is the re-designed Settings application.

A look at Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

Monday 23rd of October 2017 11:06:42 AM
Overall, I’d still say if you’re a fan of GNOME, or Ubuntu, it’s at least worth a look, maybe you’ll love it.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux OS Patched Against WPA2 KRACK Bug, GCC 6 Now Removed

Monday 23rd of October 2017 08:43:45 AM
If you're using the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system, you should know that one of the latest snapshots removed the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6 packages from the default install and patched it against the WPA2 KRACK security vulnerability.

Nextcloud to be available on 'free' smartphone

Monday 23rd of October 2017 06:20:48 AM
Purism, a company that has successfully raised money to build the first smartphone that uses free software, has said it will be partnering with file sync and share solution company Nextcloud to build encrypted storage products and services.

Party Like It's 1987 - PC-MOS/386 Goes Open Source

Monday 23rd of October 2017 03:57:50 AM
PC-MOS was a multi-user operating system that, like DR-DOS and others, competed with Microsoft's MS-DOS before eventually disappearing at the Redmond juggernaut crushed almost all its competition. Now, Roeland Jansen, Gary Robertson and Rod Roark have put the operating system onto GitHub as an open source project so we can all mess with its source code.

Lubuntu Next 17.10 Rolls Out to Early Adopters with LXQt 0.11.1 Desktop

Monday 23rd of October 2017 01:34:53 AM
Lubuntu team announced the release and immediate availability for download of Lubuntu 17.10 and Lubuntu Next 17.10 distributions as part of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system.

Tech Giants Warn Against Kodi Scapegoating

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 08:28:40 PM
The CCIA, which represents global tech firms including Amazon, Google, and Netflix, is cautioning the US Government against blaming open source media players such as Kodi for streaming box piracy. Any enforcement actions should be aimed at those who misuse the software for infringing means, not those who code it.

Containers And Chromebooks: The Future Of Chrome OS

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 06:05:43 PM
This UI allows you to invoke Linux commands in Chrome OS directly in your browser. It is similar to the terminal found in desktop versions of Linux.

Ubuntu 17.10 New Features and Upgrade Procedure

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 03:42:46 PM
Check out the new features in Ubuntu 17.10 and see how to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10.

Linux Foundation Launches OpenMessaging Project

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 01:19:48 PM
Through a shared exertion bnb m from endeavors and groups put resources into the cloud, enormous information, and standard APIs, I'm eager to welcome the OpenMessaging project from The Linux Foundation. The OpenMessaging group will likely make a comprehensively embraced, merchant impartial, and open standard for dispersed informing that can be conveyed in the cloud, on-commence, and half and half utilize cases.

LXQt 0.12.0 Desktop Environment Released with Better Support for HDPI Displays

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 10:56:51 AM
The developers of the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt) were proud to announce today the release and immediate availability for download of the LXQt 0.12.0 desktop environment.

Facebook open sources concurrent programming debugger

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 08:33:53 AM
One of the hardest tricks for any programmer to do is to master concurrent programming. Facebook[he]#039[/he]s new tool, RacerD, goes a long way to helping developers spot concurrency errors.

Top 5: Arduino and Raspberry Pi-powered wall art, Linux terminal emulators, and more

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 06:10:56 AM
In this week’s Top 5 we look at how to turn Arduino and Raspberry Pi into wall art, a project to help beginners learn Python, running DOS programs in Linux, and more.

Docker CEO Says Embracing Kubernetes Removes Potential Conflict

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 03:47:58 AM
Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system.

Success! Beelink S1 Running Linux – Courtesy of the Open Source Community

Sunday 22nd of October 2017 01:25:01 AM
From limited testing, the Beelink S1 functions as an excellent, inexpensive Linux-based mini PC. The quad-core Celeron processor is more than capable of handling most desktop tasks. The Intel GD Graphics 500 video performs competently.

Bringing Mixed Reality to the Web

Saturday 21st of October 2017 11:30:39 PM
Today, Mozilla is announcing a new development program for Mixed Reality that will significantly expand its work in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) for the web.

9 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10

Saturday 21st of October 2017 09:36:17 PM
Here are the essential things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.10 in order to give you a better and smooth experience after the fresh install of Ubuntu 17.10.

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Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.35 with Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Solus

Snapcraft 2.35 comes approximately two months after the September release of Snapcraft 2.34, and it's a major update that finally adds support for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series, which is maintained by Canonical for five years, until April 2019. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS support in Snapcraft is particularly important for running Snaps based on ROS (Robot Operating System) Indigo, which is based on this LTS Ubuntu release. In addition, Snapcraft also appears to have received support for the Solus Linux-based operating system. Read more

Snaps Are Coming to Ubuntu 18.04 by Default, Kubuntu Could Also Adopt Them

Snap, the universal Linux binary format from Canonical, allows us to run the most recent versions of apps on day one. The developers of the Ubuntu MATE official Ubuntu flavor pioneered the concept of Snaps by default for their distribution with the release of Ubuntu MATE 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) by shipping a tiny PulseAudio mixer command-line app to get the pulse of the community. As things went well on their side and no issues were reported by users so far, now the Ubuntu team laid down plans on a mechanism that should allow users to install Snaps on a freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system from the ISO image. Read more

Linux 4.14 File-System Benchmarks: Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, XFS

Our latest Linux file-system benchmarking is looking at the performance of the mainline Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, and XFS file-systems on the Linux 4.14 kernel compared to 4.13 and 4.12. In looking to see how the file-system/disk performance has changed if at all under the newly released Linux 4.14 kernel, I carried out some 4.12/4.13/4.14 benchmarks using Btrfs/EXT4/F2FS/XFS while freshly formatting the drive each time and using the default mount options. Read more

BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing OS Drops 32-Bit Support

The announcement was published this morning on their website and Twitter account, as it looks like the BlackArch developers plan to remove the 32-bit ISO images and respective repositories soon, urging all those running BlackArch on 32-bit PCs to upgrade to the 64-bit version of the operating system as soon as possible. "Following 9 months of deprecation period, support for the i686 architecture effectively ends today. By the end of November, i686 packages will be removed from our mirrors and later from the packages archive," said the devs. "We wish to thank all of BlackArch's users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help." Read more Also: BlackArch Linux Distro For Ethical Hacking Drops 32-bit Support