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Spectre and Meltdown: Linux creator Linus Torvalds criticises Intel's 'garbage' patches

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 11:39:49 AM
Linus Torvalds is not happy about the patches that Intel has developed to protect the Linux kernel from the Spectre and Linux flaws.

How to price cryptocurrencies

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 10:02:36 AM
to understand the current crypto boom you have to go back to the quiet rise of Linux...

A Beginner's Guide to the GNOME Desktop

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 08:25:24 AM
Of all the desktops available for the Linux operating system, GNOME has managed to become on of the most efficient, stable, and reliable—while still remaining incredibly user-friendly. In fact, most users—regardless of experience—can get up to speed with GNOME with next to no effort.

Spectre Patches, Snap, Happy Birthday LWN and More

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 06:48:11 AM
News updates for January 22, 2018. Are you using protection? Longtime kernel developer, Greg Kroah-Hartman, justposted a simple recipe for users to verify whether they are running a Spectre/Meltdown patched version of the Linux kernel.

Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC offers multiple roads to expansion

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 05:10:58 AM
Advantech’s Linux-ready “MIO-3360” Pico-ITX SBC is equipped with a choice of Apollo Lake SoCs, dual display support, mini-PCIe and MIOe expansion connectors, and an optional carrier board. Advantech’s MIO-3360 SBC is a lower-end alternative to the similarly Apollo Lake driven and Pico-ITX form factor MIO-2360.

Canonical Says Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Will Launch with a Boot Speed Boost

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 03:33:46 AM
Canonical's Will Cooke published a new Ubuntu Desktop newsletter today to inform the community on the development progress of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system.

Microsoft Shields Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Users from Patent Trolls

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 01:50:51 AM
Azure hopes its expansion of open source patent protection to include on-premises as well as cloud use will help efforts to attract enterprise customers.

An overview of the Perl 5 engine

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 12:36:31 AM
As I described in "My DeLorean runs Perl," switching to Perl has vastly improved my development speed and possibilities. Here I'll dive deeper into the design of Perl 5 to discuss aspects important to systems programming.read more

Matrix Voice RPi add-on with 7-mic array relaunches

Monday 22nd of January 2018 11:22:11 PM
Matrix Labs has publicly relaunched its FPGA-driven “Matrix Voice” voice input add-on board for the Raspberry Pi and Up board for $55, or $65 for a standalone model equipped with an ESP32. Matrix Labs has shipped its “mostly open source” Matrix Voice Raspberry Pi add-on board for Linux-compatible voice recognition and voice assistant technologies such […]

How to Create a Docker Image

Monday 22nd of January 2018 10:07:51 PM
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My DeLorean runs Perl

Monday 22nd of January 2018 08:53:31 PM
My signature hobby project these days is a computerized instrument cluster for my car, which happens to be a DeLorean. But, whenever I show it to someone, I usually have to give them a while to marvel at the car before they even notice that there's a computer screen in the dashboard. There's a similar problem when I start describing the software; programmers immediately get hung up on "Why Perl???" when they learn that the real-time OpenGL rendering of instrument data is all coded in Perl.read more

Revisited: Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE

Monday 22nd of January 2018 07:39:11 PM
It's a competent distribution that is surprisingly fast & stable, but it has too many minor issues and consequently doesn't compare well to other Linux Mint editions in being suitable for newbies.

Create your own Website with Joomla (Install Joomla on Linux)

Monday 22nd of January 2018 06:24:51 PM
Joomla is free and open source CMS or content management system used for publishing content online & for creating online applications/Websites. It is said to be one of the best CMS, second only to..

Linux rm Command Explained for Beginners (8 Examples)

Monday 22nd of January 2018 05:10:31 PM
Deleting files is a fundamental operation, just like copying files or renaming/moving them. In Linux, there's a dedicated command - dubbed rm - that lets you perform all deletion-related operations.

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SuiteCRM 7.10 Released

  • SuiteCRM 7.10 released
    SalesAgility, the creators and maintainers of SuiteCRM, are excited to announce a new major release of the world’s most popular open source CRM – SuiteCRM 7.10, including highly anticipated new features and many enhancements. SuiteCRM is a fully featured, highly flexible, open source CRM, which can be installed on-premise or in the cloud, and allows companies and organisations to have full control over their own customer data. It delivers actionable insights into customers, boosts conversions, helps increase sales, bolsters customer care and streamlines business operations. The CRM is as powerful as Salesforce and Dynamics, but with the unique benefit of being completely open source.
  • SuiteCRM 7.10 released
    SuiteCRM is a fork of the formerly open-source SugarCRM customer relationship management system.
  • SuiteCRM 7.10 Released For Open-Source Customer Relationship Management
    SuiteCRM 7.10 is now available as the latest major feature release to this customer relationship management (CRM) software forked from SugarCRM's last open-source release.
  • How startups and SME’s can leverage open source CRM to increase business
    Prominent Open Source CRM in India: – SugarCRM Founded in 2004, Sugar CRM has over 7,000 customers and more than half a million users worldwide. Easily one of the largest open sources CRM in the world, SugarCRM offers versatile functionalities including sales-force automation, marketing campaigns, customer support, collaboration, Mobile CRM, Social CRM and reporting. While SugarCRM has released no open source editions since early 2014, its earlier community versions continued to inspire other open source software, namely Suite CRM, Vtiger CRM and SarvCRM. – SuiteCRM Suite CRM is a popular fork of SugarCRM and was launched as the latest version of the SugarCRM in October 2013. In a short period of its existence, it has won several awards and has been adopted by reputed clientele, including the Govt. of UK’s National Health Scheme (NHS) program. Suite CRM is an enterprise-class open source alternative to proprietary alternatives and offers a series of extension for both free and paid-for enhancements. Prominent additional modules available with SuiteCRM include Teams security, Google Maps, Outlook Plugin, Products, Contracts, Invoices, PDF Templates, workflow, reporting and Responsive Theme.

Open source intelligent solutions to transform work, businesses

New trends are opening up new opportunities and new ways to deal with IT, according to Thomas di Giacomo, SUSE CTO, speaking at the SUSE executive roundtable, which the open source company hosted in partnership with ITWeb last week. There are many new and innovative technologies that can help IT leaders meet these new demands, he added. Open source based technologies have become the driving force behind most of the technologically disruptive innovations, said Di Giacomo. "It is pretty clear that all the new innovation is coming from open source. "For example, open source progress with Linux and virtualisation a couple of decades ago, cloud in the last 10 years, and more recently, containers for applications, software-defined infrastructure, and platform-as-a-service, empowering DevOps principles." However, these trends also present some new challenges, said Di Giacomo. Compared to a couple of decades ago, the number of open source projects today has skyrocketed - from hundreds in the different foundations like the Linux Foundation, Apache, Eclipse and others, to millions of projects on Github. Read more

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OSS Leftovers

  • Running for the board of the Open Source Initiative – a few words
    Today I would like to explain my reasons for my candidacy at the board of the Open Source Initiative. I can think of two kinds of reason for my decision: one is personal, and the other one is directly related to current state of Open Source and software freedom. Let’s start with the first one: I’m currently helping the Open Information Security Foundation and the Suricata project in my capacity at ANSSI, while contributing in a minor way to the LibreOffice project and the Document Foundation.
  • Tutanota: Encrypted Open Source Email Service for Privacy Minded People
    Since then, I have heard of another email provider that you may be interested in. It’s a little different, but it touts some of the same features ProtonMail does: privacy, security, open-source code, etc. It’s called Tutanota, and like ProtonMail, I am a very big fan.
  • Open FinTech Forum – Event preview, October 10-11, New York City.
  • The tracker will always get through
    A big objection to tracking protection is the idea that the tracker will always get through. Some people suggest that as browsers give users more ability to control how their personal information gets leaked across sites, things won't get better for users, because third-party tracking will just keep up. On this view, today's easy-to-block third-party cookies will be replaced by techniques such as passive fingerprinting where it's hard to tell if the browser is succeeding at protecting the user or not, and users will be stuck in the same place they are now, or worse. I doubt this is the case because we're playing a more complex game than just trackers vs. users. The game has at least five sides, and some of the fastest-moving players with the best understanding of the game are the adfraud hackers. Right now adfraud is losing in some areas where they had been winning, and the resulting shift in adfraud is likely to shift the risks and rewards of tracking techniques.
  • MozMEAO SRE Status Report - February 16, 2018
    Here’s what happened on the MozMEAO SRE team from January 23 - February 16.
  • The major milestones of the Government Digital Service (GDS)
  • PyTorch Should Be Copyleft
    Most people have heard of Google’s Tensorflow which was released at the end of 2015, but there’s an active codebase called PyTorch which is easier to understand, less of a black box, and more dynamic. Tensorflow does have solutions for some of those limitations (such as Tensorflow-fold, and Tensorflow-Eager) but these new capabilities remove the need for other features and complexity of Tensorflow. Google built a great system for doing static computation graphs before realizing that most people want dynamic graphs. Doh! [...] I wish PyTorch used the AGPL license. Most neural networks are run on servers today, it is hardly used on the Linux desktop. Data is central to AI and that can stay owned by FB and the users of course. The ImageNet dataset created a revolution in computer vision, so let’s never forget that open data sets can be useful.
  • Linux on Nintendo Switch, a new Kubernetes ML platform, and more news
    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.