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What's the point of DevOps?

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:17:22 PM
Think about the last time you tried to change a personal habit. You likely hit a point where you needed to alter the way you think and make the habit less a part of your identity. This is difficult—and you're only trying to change your own ways of thinking.So you may have tried to put yourself in new situations. New situations can actually help us create new habits, which in turn lead to new ways of thinking.read more

OpenStack Gets...Easier

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:08:45 PM
Although the promise of OpenStack and private cloud is huge, and still largely in front ofus, the one challenge we've heard from people wanting to try it is "It's a bear!"Its reputation, whether or not well-deserved, is one of being a real challenge for evenskilled IT people to install and deploy.

10 Linux Cat Command Examples for Beginners

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:00:08 PM
If you a regular Linux command line user, I am sure you must have used the cat command. The tool is mostly used for displaying contents of a file, although it provides many other small but useful features. In this article, we will discuss the cat command in detail, explaining some of its key features.

How To Configure iptables Firewall In Linux

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 04:51:31 PM
?Iptables is a great firewall included in the netfilter framework of Linux. A firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.

NetworkManager changes and improvements

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 02:33:07 PM
NetworkManager is the default service in Fedora for interfacing with the low level networking in the Kernel. It was created to provide a high-level interface for initializing and configuring networking on a system without shell scripts. Over the past few... Continue Reading →

Python scripts to automatically replace text in Scribus

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 01:24:29 PM
In my last article, I described Autoquote, a script that converts typewriter (or "straight") quotes to typographic (or "curly") quotes, which was prompted by a question on the Scribus open source desktop publishing software's mail list. Most publications adhere to certain style conventions, including the type of quotation marks they use, and a script that automatically corrects deviations from house style is a big time-saver.read more

Junior Python Developer Wins Hackathon, Lands Internship After Attending ApacheCon 2016 with Diversity Scholarship

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 12:15:52 PM
In 2016, The Linux Foundation awarded more than $75,000 in complimentary registration passes for diversity scholarship recipients to attend 12 Linux Foundation events in a variety of industries -- from automotive and cloud computing to embedded, IoT, and networking.

What open source virtualization tools do you use?

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:07:15 AM
When it comes to managing virtual machines, there is no shortage of open source tools out there to choose from. Whether you are trying to virtualize a whole data center worth of servers in a cloud environment, test out a new operating system on your desktop, or something in between, it's important to choose the right tool for the job.read more

New Simple Scan Designs Emerge; Seeking Devs to Implement Them

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:58:38 AM
Simple Scan is one of my personal favourite and perhaps even one of the "essential" apps on the Linux desktop for me. It does what it says on the tin: it's simple and it scans, with a nice preview system and enough options to be decently functional. Some new designs for the app have emerged and they are looking quite nice indeed.

Making your first open source contribution

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:50:01 AM
Lucy Wyman, a software engineer in test from Puppet Labs, gave a talk at OSCON in early May on a topic that's near and dear to my heart: "How Can I Contribute?"The first question you might be asking if you're new to open source is: Why should I contribute? Here are several answers:read more

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 - Fast Forward to the Past

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 07:41:24 AM
Small bugs here and there were quite annoying: frozen screen after the Keyboard icon click, no search in the menu, issues with the search in the default software management tool, issues with keyboard layout setup. And the memory usage is simply frightening.

RDO Ocata packstack Multi Node deployment via the most recent tested Ocata trunk

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 06:32:47 AM
Finally I have decided to verify two Node ML2&OVS&VXLAN deployment via"current-passed-ci" Ocata Delorean trunks . To build external , private networks and neutron router. Launch F24 cloud VM (nested KVM on Compute node). I have to notice that answer file is not quite the same as in Newton times

Networking Challenges for the Next Decade

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 05:24:10 AM
“The question of whether Software Defined Networking is a good idea or not is closed. Software Defined Networking is how we do networking,” said Amin Vahdat, Fellow & Technical Lead For Networking at Google, during his Open Networking Summit (ONS) keynote.

Animation magician: 10 ways to turn cheating into an art form

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 04:15:33 AM
Animation is hard. Whether you're using Synfig Studio, OpenToonz, StopGo, Krita, or Blender, it's a complex process. You have to write the story, storyboard the action, record the soundtrack, and then you have to actually animate.read more

8 open source tools for managing macOS

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:06:56 AM
A phrase I hear quite a bit these days is, "What a great time to be a Mac admin!" I think there are a lot of factors contributing to that feeling, but the one of the biggest is the explosion of tools developed by the incredible open source community managing macOS. Here are eight of the tools I'm most interested in.read more

NSA Brute-Force Keysearch Machine

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 01:58:18 AM
What sorts of key lengths can the machine brute force? Is it optimized for symmetric or asymmetric cryptanalysis? Random brute force or dictionary attacks? We have no idea.

Teaching Your Computer

Wednesday 17th of May 2017 12:49:41 AM
As I have written in my last two articles (Machine Learning Everywhere and Preparing Data for Machine Learning), machine learning isinfluencing our lives in numerous ways.

How to install ONLYOFFICE 9.0.0 with integrated online editors using Docker script

Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:41:04 PM
This tutorial describes the latest ONLYOFFICE updates and its installation using an automatic Docker script. The script will set up Docker containers with all the components necessary for ONLYOFFICE correct work.

Google software engineer Jessica Frazelle on the life of a large scale open source project

Tuesday 16th of May 2017 10:32:27 PM
Google software engineer Jessica Frazelle is an experienced open source contributor, having participated in Docker, Go, Kubernetes, and the Linux kernel. Over time, she's spotted a number of tools and tips for building and nurturing large open source projects, which she shared in her talk at OSCON 2017, The Life of a Large-Scale Open Source Project.Here are some of the points she shared.read more

NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project to Entire Internet

Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:23:50 PM
Dozens of documents spanning hundreds of pages detailed the project, a joint supercomputing initiative administered by NYU, the Department of Defense, and IBM. And they were available for the entire world to download. The supercomputer described in the trove, “WindsorGreen,” was a system designed to excel at the sort of complex mathematics that underlies encryption...

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Android Leftovers

  • Pimp your smartphone with the latest Android O Pixel launcher
    If your device is running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow or above, you can now pimp it out with the latest Google O Pixel launcher. One of the contributors on the XDA Developers forum has recently posted the APK file, which you can install on your smartphone. Before you download the file, make sure your device can install apps that aren’t listed on the Play Store. To do so, open up the Settings menu, tap on Security, and enable the “Unknown sources” option. Once that’s done, all you have to do is download the file and then tap on it in the notification shade to install the launcher on your device.
  • Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs
    The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.
  • Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?
    The hottest tech-show ticket these days is Google I/O. In the just-finished 2017 conference, Google announced lots of great stuff, including a lightweight version of Android, Android Go; a first look at the next version of Android, Android O; and a major upgrade to Google Home. One thing that was noticeably missing, however: big news about Android apps on Chrome OS.
  • RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs
    After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

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LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me. Read more

KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0
    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.
  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration
    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).
  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans
    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.