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Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Launched by Purism

Friday 25th of August 2017 03:42:36 AM
The US-based Linux laptop maker is hoping to raise $1.5 million to manufacture a 5-inch privacy-focused smartphone that's powered by open-source software.

Top 3 open source Python IDEs

Friday 25th of August 2017 02:16:50 AM
Python is everywhere. These days, it seems it powers everything from major websites to desktop utilities to enterprise software. Python has been used to write all, or parts of, popular software projects like dnf/yum, OpenStack, OpenShot, Blender, Calibre, and even the original BitTorrent client.read more

Half a dozen clever Linux command line tricks

Friday 25th of August 2017 12:51:03 AM
Want to make your time in the command line more rewarding? Try these commands, including watch, look, man -k and help.

Linux-based security phone to ship with source code

Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:25:17 PM
Purism is crowdfunding a security minded “Librem 5” smartphone that runs Linux on an i.MX6 or i.MX8, and offers a 5-inch screen and privacy protections. After the death of Firefox OS, the discontinuation of the Ubuntu Phone, and Samsung’s painfully slow rollout of its Tizen phones, the dream of establishing alternative Linux phone platforms not […]

Jmol: Viewing Molecules with Java

Thursday 24th of August 2017 09:59:30 PM
Let's dig back into some chemistry software to see what kindof work you can do on your Linux machine. Specifically, let's look atJmol, a Java application that is available as both a desktop applicationand a web-based applet.

How to handle criticism of your open project

Thursday 24th of August 2017 08:33:44 PM
Over the course of the past year, the project I'm working on has been using open organizational principles as the cornerstone of the work. It's the first attempt at using open methodologies inside of Greenpeace. The project, code named Planet 4, is the global redesign and development of Greenpeace's digital presence. To put it quite simply, we are building a piece of software that content and web editors will use to put Greenpeace content on the web.read more

This Linux tool could improve the security of IoT devices

Thursday 24th of August 2017 07:07:58 PM
Snappy, a software deployment and management system designed by Canonical for the Ubuntu operating system, could be a shortcut to building trusted IoT applications.

Community building with a Q&A vs. online forum

Thursday 24th of August 2017 05:42:11 PM
If you've ever built an online community, you know that the sheer number of options available can be daunting. Should you set up a forum, a Q&A site, or both? Would users prefer Slack, IRC, or perhaps a mailing list? Where does Telegram fit in? Maybe you should you just set up one of every available solution...read more

Growing role of artificial intelligence in our lives is ‘too important to leave to men’

Thursday 24th of August 2017 04:16:25 PM
I must not have got the memo, because as a young lecturer in computer science at the University of Southampton in 1985 I was unaware that “women didn’t do computing”.Southampton had always recruited a healthy number of women to study computing in our fledgling department, and a quarter of the staff were women, but the student lists for the new academic year showed that quite suddenly, or so it appeared, we’d achieved the unenviable record of having no female students in that year’s intake.

What’s New in Solus 3 Budgie

Thursday 24th of August 2017 02:50:39 PM
Solus 3 has been release and announcement by Solus Project team. This release introduces new kernel and graphics stacks, brings a number of visual and technical changes, new technologies, and up-to-date components.

Essential Controls to tame exim4

Thursday 24th of August 2017 01:24:53 PM
Exim4 is a lightweight and commonly used MTA on servers; This is the default MTA under Debian. Its configuration is quite easy, but beyond the configuration itself, it can be saving to know the main commands to diagnose problems and to administer the server.

Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades

Thursday 24th of August 2017 11:59:06 AM
Redmond's cramming of OS on machines provokes sour krautsMicrosoft sparked fury when it aggressively pushed its Windows 10 operating system onto people's PCs – from unexpected downloads to surprise installations.…

How to restrict users access on a Linux machine

Thursday 24th of August 2017 10:33:20 AM
In this tutorial we are going to learn how to restrict access to a Linux machine by interacting with two files: /etc/securetty, which let us specify from what console it's possible to login directly as root, and /etc/security/access.conf, in which we can set some rules to restrict access for specified users or groups from certain origins.

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Open source-based business lessons from a seasoned CEO

The default now is to build from open and in the open. So that's a positive. The downside is that by open source being the default, we may be getting a little lazy. If you remember back 5-10 years, open sourcing was a big deal, and it forced a level of rigor that may have led, in some cases, to founders and early investors taking better approaches to building their company—for example, shifting towards SaaS wherever possible, in part because of the ability to demonstrate clear value versus their own open source. Read more

Keeping up with advances in open source database administration

The world of open source databases is rapidly evolving. It seems like every day brings a new release of an open source technology that might make a database administrator's life easier, if only he or she knew about it. Fortunately, there are many ways to stay on top of what's going on with open source database technology. One such way is the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference, taking place next week in Dublin, Ireland. We've covered Percona Live before, and invite you to take a look back at some of our previous stories. From IoT to big data to working with the cloud, there's plenty to keep up with. Here are a look at a couple of the sessions you might enjoy, as described by the speakers. Read more