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Wine 1.9.3 Adds More Shader Model 4 Instructions, Firefox 44-Based Gecko Engine

Saturday 6th of February 2016 01:05:30 AM
With only two days from the announcement of the first point release for the stable Wine 1.8 branch, the project's development team today published details about the third milestone towards the Wine 1.10 series.

Ubuntu Linux in the Wild: How a French University Uses Unity

Saturday 6th of February 2016 12:08:19 AM
Ubuntu, the Linux-based open source OS from Canonical, is being used in a library in France with the Unity interface.

Thoughts on Monitoring file changes with Linux over the network

Friday 5th of February 2016 11:11:08 PM
Monitoring a directory for changes with Linux is possible through the well-known mechanism inotify. With inotify it's possible to set a watch on a directory, configure it to watch events on the contents, and you'll receive messages on a file descriptor when something happens. This works perfectly when the directory is on local storage, like a hard drive, SSD or a USB drive, But it is not sufficient when the directory is on a network filesystem when the storage is on another computer. Another user working in the same directory, connected via the same or another filesystem, can remove a file and the watch you've set on it will not get notified. Gets a New Look for the Tablet Section, Rest of Website to Follow

Friday 5th of February 2016 10:13:57 PM
With the new Ubuntu tablet out the door, Canonical also had to upgrade the website to reflect the changes accordingly, so now has a really nice section dedicated to the BQ Aquaris M10.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Friday 5th of February 2016 09:16:46 PM
The OOM killer is a tough nut to crack. How can a system recover when it's violentlythrashing and out of RAM? Once upon a time, you'd just have to reboot. And today, thatstill might be necessary, but less so, because the OOM killer attempts to identify andstop the process that seems to be causing the hangup. The problem is, it may not choosethe right process every time.

Canonical Is Blurring the Line Between PCs and Mobile Devices with Ubuntu Tablet

Friday 5th of February 2016 08:19:35 PM
Canonical announced yesterday the first tablet that runs Ubuntu, which also happens to be a convergence device. The company is now starting to blur the lines between PCs and mobile devices, and Ubuntu is a key part of this process.

Draw and plot graphs using Julia

Friday 5th of February 2016 07:22:24 PM
Learn how to use four packages developed in the Julia programming language to generate plots

A love for technology leads to Linux and open source

Friday 5th of February 2016 06:25:13 PM
I've loved computing since my school days. I started learning on BBC Micro computers in the mid-'90s, but I didn't have the luxury of owning a computer until I was 22. Today, Linux and open source software are my primary more

Readers Say ‘No’ to Antivirus on Linux

Friday 5th of February 2016 05:28:02 PM
Long before the end of the twentieth century, the antivirus guys were fighting whack-a-mole battle — and that was in the days before the bad guys had the sophistication to write malware that could hide, constantly rewrite itself to avoid matching a definition, or to return seemingly by magic after being deleted. There is just too much malware being created for even a hard drive loaded with definitions to handle. For a while it seemed as if heuristics were the answer, until it became obvious that much of what we do on our computers looks like bad behavior to a halfway effective heuristics program.

Install miniBB forum on CentOS 7

Friday 5th of February 2016 04:30:51 PM
miniBB or Mini Bulletin Board is a PHP based standalone, open source program for building your own Internet forums. In this tutorial we will install miniBB on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, PHP and MariaDB.

Crypto flaw was so glaring it may be intentional eavesdropping backdoor

Friday 5th of February 2016 03:33:40 PM
An open source network utility (socat) used by administrators and security professionals contains a cryptographic weakness so severe that it may have been intentionally created to give attackers a surreptitious way to eavesdrop on protected communications, its developer warned...

6 Benefits of Using Open Source Software in Government (Industry Perspective)

Friday 5th of February 2016 02:36:29 PM
Open source software thrives in government and is in some ways a technical expression of democracy: engineers building common ground and forging a more open and free future for all.

Example Uses Of The Linux grep Command

Friday 5th of February 2016 01:39:18 PM
This guide shows how to use the grep command to filter data. There are 9 examples including basic searches, using wildcards and repeating patterns.

Ubuntu Tablet to Be Available — Even in the U.S. — in March

Friday 5th of February 2016 12:42:07 PM
If you’ve been waiting for a tablet offering the full GNU/Linux experience, your wait is almost over. Ubuntu announced today that a tablet offering the full “convergence” experience will be available to the public in March. The 10 inch device, dubbed the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, will be built by the Spanish company BQ, which currently manufactures two Ubuntu phones, and will be sold through BQ’s online store. So far, no information on pricing seems to be available.

Ubuntu “convergence” brings PC-like features to mobiles

Friday 5th of February 2016 11:44:56 AM
Canonical has lifted the veil on its long-promised “convergence” version of Ubuntu, which enables a PC-like experience on a mobile device. Three years after Canonical unveiled its Ubuntu for Tablets platform, shortly after announcing the related Ubuntu Touch stack for phones, the company announced the first tablet to ship with Ubuntu Linux. The Ubuntu version […]

Code a simple synthesiser -- Part 1

Friday 5th of February 2016 10:47:45 AM
Learn how to write a simple polyphonic synthesiser (and the theory behind it) using Python and Cython

Canonical announce first converged Ubuntu tablet - the Aquaris M10

Friday 5th of February 2016 09:50:34 AM
Ubuntu launches the first in a series of converged devices alongside European partner, BQ

Python API for boot from image creates new volume (RDO Liberty)

Friday 5th of February 2016 08:53:23 AM
Post below addresses several questions been posted at In particular, code below doesn't require volume UUID to be hard coded to start server attached to boot able cinder's LVM, created via glance image, which is supposed to be passed to script via command line. In the same way name of cinder volume and instance name may be passed to script via CLI.

Mozilla officially kills Firefox OS for smartphones in favour of 'Connected Devices'

Friday 5th of February 2016 07:56:12 AM
Version 2.6, expected in May, will be the last release. Mozilla's Head of Core Contributors, George Roter, has announced the end of development of Firefox OS for smartphones.

Everything You Need to Know About BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet

Friday 5th of February 2016 06:59:01 AM
Canonical and BQ had the great pleasure to inform Softpedia today about the upcoming availability of the world's first Ubuntu converged device, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet.

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Canonical Will Be Present at MWC 2016 to Showcase Its Ubuntu Convergence

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Benchmarks Of The ODROID-C2 64-Bit ARM Development Board

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