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KDE Plasma 5.10 Enters Beta with Snap & Flatpak Support, Folder View by Default

Monday 15th of May 2017 07:05:36 PM
As promised, today the KDE Project was pleased to announce the release of the Beta milestone of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

Automatic Slack Notifications

Monday 15th of May 2017 05:56:59 PM
Slack is an incredible communication toolfor groups of any size (see my recent piece on it). At the company I work for during the day,Slack has become more widely used than email or instant messaging. Ittruly has become the hub of company communication.

3 ways to stay technical while becoming business savvy

Monday 15th of May 2017 04:48:22 PM
Last week I was lucky enough to participate in Red Hat Summit 2017. We had tons of meetings and briefings with customers, analysts, and journalists. While walking between meetings and sessions, I started thinking about a challenge that hits a lot of technical people as they advance in their career—how do you stay technical while also becoming more business savvy?read more

Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai are heading to Linux from Feral Interactive

Monday 15th of May 2017 03:39:45 PM
Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai are being ported to Linux from Feral Interactive and they will be released on May 23rd.

Map Photos with uMap and PHP

Monday 15th of May 2017 02:31:08 PM
If you happen to use a photo publishing application like Mejiro that stores photos and their thumbnails in regular directories, you can automatically map your photos with uMap and a dash of PHP scripting.

How I got started with bash scripting

Monday 15th of May 2017 01:22:31 PM
I wrote a script the other day. For some of you, that sentence sounds like no big deal. For others, and I know you're out there, that sentence is significant. You see, I'm not a programmer. I'm a writer.read more

Bringing together the best minds in open source geospatial technology

Monday 15th of May 2017 12:13:54 PM
With the rapid rise of mobile computing and the Internet of Things, we are increasingly seeking to store and analyze information about the real world. And almost every piece of data about the world around us has a location element, making geospatial technology more important than ever. It’s in our everyday lives all around us: from the use of GPS for travel, to tracking mail, to planning a trip. Geospatial technologies are a huge part of our world.read more

Wine 2.8 Has Better HiDPI Support, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Fixes

Monday 15th of May 2017 09:56:39 AM
Linux fans interested in running the latest Windows games and apps will be glad to learn that the Wine 2.8 development release arrived with support for the newest game titles and dozens of improvements to older ones.

How to Scan APK Files and Check If They Have a Virus

Monday 15th of May 2017 07:39:25 AM
For some Android phones sideloading apps may be the only way to get new apps. For such cases, you may want to scan APK files for a virus before installing. Here’s how.

Linus Torvalds stops personally signing Linux tarballs

Monday 15th of May 2017 05:22:11 AM
But Linux 4.12 rc1 made it out before Mother's day anyway, thanks to new kernel.org planLinus Torvalds might just be a big softie after all. The Linux Lord, infamous for his occasional foul-mouthed criticism of those who don't meet his standards, has just popped out release candidate one for Linux 4.12 a day early so he could give his undivided attention to Mother's Day.…

5 Tips To Master Linux

Monday 15th of May 2017 03:04:57 AM
?So here we are fans of Linux! But are we up to the bar? To get our hands a little dirty and maybe do what a surgeon do :P Well if that disgust you then I didn’t mean cutting up your favorite distro and operating on it. I meant a minor thing like stitches and tending to some easy commands.

Linux 4.11 Gets First Point Release, It's Now the Latest Stable Kernel Available

Monday 15th of May 2017 12:47:42 AM
Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the immediate availability of the first point release of the Linux 4.11 kernel series, marking the new branch as stable on the kerne.org website.

Ransomware Attack Has Spread To Police Department, Institutions: Maharashtra Police

Sunday 14th of May 2017 10:30:28 PM
Globally active ransomware virus has partially affected the computer systems in some institutions in Maharashtra, including that of its police department, a police official said here... "Luckily, the system we use (in CCTNS) is linux-based, hence it has not at all affected."

OIN is Still a Distraction Unless We Want GNU/Linux to Coexist With Software Patents (Rather Than Eliminate Those)

Sunday 14th of May 2017 08:13:14 PM
Another wave of media coverage by/for the Open Invention Network (OIN) necessitates a reminder of what OIN stands for and why it is not tackling the biggest problems which Free/Open Source software (FOSS) faces

PuTTY SSH Client And Telnet Client

Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:18:52 PM
PuTTY as an SSH and Telnet client was originally developed by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform. It is the most popular SSH client on Windows. It is also available on Linux and other operating systems as a direct port of the Windows SSH client. It is also able to use as a client for rlogin and raw TCP computing protocols.

Which Official Ubuntu Flavor Is Best for You?

Sunday 14th of May 2017 03:51:55 PM
When Mark Shuttleworth decided to nix Unity, the choice was obvious to Canonical—make GNOME the official desktop of Ubuntu Linux. This begins with Ubuntu 18.04 (so April, 2018) and we’ll be down to the official distribution and four recognized flavors.

Google's Fuchsia OS gets a GUI, the state of open source in Europe, and more news

Sunday 14th of May 2017 01:57:33 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google's Fuchsia mobile operating system, open source software in European governments, and more.Open source news roundup for April 30-May 13, 2017read more

OpenStack Cloud Security Moves Forward

Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:03:11 PM
At the OpenStack Summit Boston, security experts talked about cloud security misconceptions and what's working well in cloud security today.

For now, GNU GPL is an enforceable contract, says US federal judge

Sunday 14th of May 2017 10:08:49 AM
A question mark over whether the GNU GPL – the widely used free-software license – is enforceable as a contract may have been resolved by a US federal judge.…

Best Games To Play In Linux Terminal

Sunday 14th of May 2017 08:14:27 AM
Linux lovers spend most of their time in the distro is with a terminal. The terminal is just like one of our friends which we know can almost do anything. Delete files, copy files, tell the weather, send emails, kill the system processes and much more. Then why not play some games in terminal too? Today I am going to cover some of the best games I love to play in Linux terminal which you will definitely enjoy.

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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.

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