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Rise of the Tomb Raider announced for Linux, port from Feral Interactive

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 08:32:10 PM
Many asked, now Feral Interactive have answered. Rise of the Tomb Raider is officially on the way to Linux!

Securing ISPConfig 3.1 With a Free Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 07:12:06 PM
This tutorial shows how to create and configure a free Let's encrypt SSL certificate for the ISPconfig interface (port 8080), the email system (Postfix and Dovecot/Courier), the FTP server (pure-ftpd) and Monit.

Data scientist wanted: Must have Python, spontaneity not required

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 05:52:03 PM
Review of job ads pins average salary at £47kThe average salary offered to data scientists in the past year was £47,000, with Python being the most desirable programming language, according to an analysis of job ads.…

Everything I know about open source I learned from SpaceX

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 04:31:59 PM
You probably heard, but the private rocket company SpaceX did a thing last week. And while it was really cool to watch live video from a freakin' rocket on my pocket computer, that's not all there is to it. As I thought about the Falcon Heavy launch, I realized it contains a lot of lessons from my experience in open source projects.read more

How to Monitor Linux Systems Performance with iostat command

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 03:11:56 PM
iostat command is used to monitor CPU utilization and I/O (input /output) statistics of all the disks and file systems.

How Bug Bounties Improve Software Security

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 01:51:53 PM
Bugs exist in software. That's a fact, not a controversial statement. The challenge (and controversy) lies in how different organizations find the bugs in their software.One way for organizations to find bugs is with a bug bounty program.

ZFS for Linux

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 12:31:49 PM
Presenting the Solaris ZFS filesystem, as implemented in Linux FUSE, nativekernel modules and the Antergos Linux installer. ZFS remains one of the most technically advanced and feature-complete filesystems since it appeared in October 2005. Code for Sun's original Zettabyte File System was released under the CDDL open-source license, and it has since become a standard component of FreeBSD

Windows Subsystem for Linux: A Bridge Between Two Platforms

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 11:11:46 AM
Windows 10 accounts for roughly 42 percent of market share, according to the latest figures from StatCounter. It’s also the the most commonly used platform by developers, followed by Linux. That’s a huge market.

The most popular Linux desktop programs are...

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 09:51:42 AM
The most recent Linux Questions poll results are in, and the the winners of this popular desktop Linux survey have been revealed, with many expected winners and at least one big Microsoft surprise.

How to Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 08:31:39 AM
LibreOffice 6.0 is the most significant update ever to the open-source office suite used by millions of computer users worldwide, and it's easy to install on the popular Ubuntu and Linux Mint operating systems.

Add-on board brings BACnet building control to the Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 07:11:36 AM
Contemporary Controls is launching a “BASpi” Raspberry Pi add on that supports the BACnet building control standard and Sedona Framework, and provides 6x relay outputs and 6x inputs, including analog, temp, contact closure, pulse, and resistance inputs.

KDE Plasma Linux Desktop Is No Longer Vulnerable to USB Attacks, Update Now

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 05:51:33 AM
The KDE Project released a new major version of their widely-used Plasma desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions, a release that adds numerous new features and fixes security vulnerabilities.

IoT prototyping board for Raspberry Pi has a mobile/cloud IFTTT app

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 04:31:30 AM
GraspIO’s “Cloudio” IoT prototyping add-on board for the Raspberry Pi includes a 1-inch OLED display, sensors, 6x I/Os, and a servo, and is controlled using a mobile/cloud-based drag-and-drop app with IFTTT and voice support. Bangalore (Bengaluru), India based GraspIO (Grasp IO Innovations) has partnered with Premier Farnell to manufacturer and distribute its new Cloudio prototyping […]

An open source Instagram desktop photo uploader

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 03:11:26 AM
One of my tasks at my new communications job is to re-activate and improve our social media channels. I've used Twitter and Facebook for many years, so that was easy. Now, I need to work on Instagram.read more

How to Install BookStack on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 01:51:23 AM
BookStack is an open source platform to create documentation/wiki content for your project. Your project documentation/wiki gets stored on BookStack as a 'Book', followed by 'Chapter' and 'Pages'. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install and configure BookStack on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Canonical Invites Ubuntu Linux Users to Test Video Playback in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 12:31:19 AM
Daniel Van Vugt, a member of the Ubuntu desktop team, is inviting users running the development release of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system to test and give feedback on the video playback performance.

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of PCLinuxOS

Monday 12th of February 2018 11:11:16 PM
I have reviewed a very good Linux distribution that I first used full-time as opposed to just playing around with it 8 years ago. You could say that I was suckled on it so to speak. What attracted me to PCLinuxOS distribution was mainly how simple to use it was. They released a new ISO to download in November so I decided to give this release a go.

8 open source drone projects

Monday 12th of February 2018 09:51:13 PM
Editor's note: This article was originally published in December 2016 and has been updated to include additional information.Over the past few years, interest in civilian, military, and commercial drones has grown rapidly, which has also driven the maker community's interest in open source drone projects.read more

Reference guide to Linux Directory structure

Monday 12th of February 2018 08:31:09 PM
When we install a Linux distribution we see that a number of directories are created. These created directories may be same or partially different on various Linux distributions. You might know about the directory...

Linux 4.15, MATE 1.20, Plasma 5.12, LibreOffice, VLC, Nextcloud, & Mycroft | This Week in Linux 20

Monday 12th of February 2018 07:11:06 PM
VIDEO: This Week in Linux is BACK! On Episode 20, we discussed Linux 4.15, MATE 1.20, Plasma 5.12, LibreOffice, VLC, Nextcloud, Mycroft, openSUSE, Rocket League & so much more.

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How Linux became my job

I've been using open source since what seems like prehistoric times. Back then, there was nothing called social media. There was no Firefox, no Google Chrome (not even a Google), no Amazon, barely an internet. In fact, the hot topic of the day was the new Linux 2.0 kernel. The big technical challenges in those days? Well, the ELF format was replacing the old a.out format in binary Linux distributions, and the upgrade could be tricky on some installs of Linux. Read more

Linux 4.16-rc2

It's been a quiet week, and rc2 is out. I take the fairly quiet rc be a good sign for 4.16, but honestly, rc2 is often fairly calm. That's probably because people are taking a breather after the merge window, but also simply because it might take a while to find any issues. But let's be optimistic, and just assume - at least for now - that it's because all is well. The diffstat is fairly odd, but that often happens with small rc's just because then just a couple of pulls will skew things easily in one or two directions. This time the patch is about one third architecture updates (arm64, x86, powerpc), one third tooling (mostly 'perf') and one third "rest". And yes, the bulk of that rest is drivers (gpu, nvme, sound, misc), but those drivers are still distinctly *not* the bulk of the whole patch. Go out and test, it all looks fine. Read more Also: Linux 4.16-rc2 Kernel Released

OpenStreetMap in IkiWiki and Why OpenStreetMap is in Serious Trouble

  • OSM in IkiWiki
    Since about 15 years ago, I have been thinking of creating a geo-referenced wiki of pubs, with loads of structured data to help searching. I don't know if that would be useful for anybody else, but I know I would use it! Sadly, the many times I started coding something towards that goal, I ended blocked by something, and I keep postponing my dream project.
  • Why OpenStreetMap is in Serious Trouble
    That said, while I still believe in the goals of OpenStreetMap, I feel the OpenStreetMap project is currently unable to fulfill that mission due to poor technical decisions, poor political decisions, and a general malaise in the project. I'm going to outline in this article what I think OpenStreetMap has gotten wrong. It's entirely possible that OSM will reform and address the impediments to its success- and I hope it does. We need a Free as in Freedom geographic dataset.

Linux KPI-Based DRM Modules Now Working On FreeBSD 11

Thanks to work done by Hans Petter Selasky and others, this drm-next-kmod port is working on FreeBSD 11 stable. What's different with this package from the ports collection versus the ported-from-Linux Direct Rendering Modules found within the FreeBSD 11 kernel is that these DRM modules are using the linuxkpi interface. Read more