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Solus 1.2 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 07:07:00 AM
We are proud to announce the release of Solus 1.2, the second minor release in the Shannon series of releases. Solus 1.2 builds upon the groundwork of 1.1 and 1.0, with continued improvements to Budgie, a huge focus on software optimizations, in addition to laying the framework for providing a performant gaming experience. Solus 1.2 furthers us on our journey to realizing the future of home computing. We have continued to improve Budgie over the course of the Solus 1.2 development cycle, with development changes shipping in Solus 1.2. This release features a multitude of bug fixes and some of the following highlighted improvements: fix stretching of GTK+ Switches in CSS themes; fixed some untranslatable strings; icon and GTK+ themes are now properly detected using our new ThemeScanner; notifications will no longer expand Raven; resolved drawing issues for Calendar, Sound and MPRIS applets.

Lock Up Your Untrusted Applications in Firejail

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 06:09:49 AM
One thing that is available with Linux is the ability to sandbox applications. Sandboxing is an approach to running untrusted applications by limiting the environment in which they run. The app is run inside the “sandbox,” where it is provided a tightly controlled set of resources for the guest application to use.

PowerPC gains an Android 4.4 port with Big Endian support

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 05:12:38 AM
eInfochips has ported Android 4.4 to the PowerPC architecture on behalf of an avionics customer that will use it for an HMI that monitors engine health. eInfochips has developed the first Android port to the PowerPC CPU architecture using a modern Android build and featuring Big Endian support. The port is based on Android Open […]

5 Sparkling CLI Linux Time Trackers

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 04:15:27 AM
Time tracking software is a type of computer software that records time spent on tasks. This category of software can enable users to run billing reports, and prepare invoices for clients.

SoftMaker FreeOffice

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 03:18:16 AM
The bottom line on SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016—the updated, free,full-featured Office alternative to the expensive Microsoft Officesuite—is this: no other free off

How to install Quick.Cart shopping cart on CentOS 7

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 02:21:05 AM
Quick.Cart is a free and open source shopping cart script written in PHP.

Android vs. iOS: Key Features Android Lacks

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 01:23:54 AM
I enjoy my Android phone. It's fast, has a ton of options and I wouldn't trade it in for anything. That said, I've also become frustrated by features iOS offers that Android lacks. In past articles, I've discussed the areas where Android outshines iOS. Today's article is going to look specifically at features iOS offers that I think Android is lacking.

Baidu tech chief: AI smart enough to take our jobs, not our lives. Yet

Tuesday 21st of June 2016 12:26:43 AM
Humanity about to swap tedium of work, for tedium of idlenessISC (RotM) Artificial intelligence is about to transform society in the same way electricity did 100 years ago, but researchers are nowhere near producing the sort of self-aware sociopathic systems beloved of sci-fi writers.…

Can SourceForge regain credibility with Linux users and developers?

Monday 20th of June 2016 11:29:32 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: 5 reasons to install Linux on a laptop, and AnandTech reviews the OnePlus 3 Android phone

Microservices: What They Mean and How They Impact the Channel

Monday 20th of June 2016 10:32:21 PM
Microservices software architectures increase channel partner opportunities and make product integration simpler.

Linux and China rule supercomputings TOP500 in 2016

Monday 20th of June 2016 09:35:10 PM
At the International Supercomputer Conference, the latest TOP500 list of supercomputers was announced. To no one[he]#039[/he]s surprise, Linux, is the top operating system for the world[he]#039[/he]s fastest computers, but many may be shocked to find China now has the most and fastest supercomputers.

Wiznote An Evernote Alternative & Linux Note Taking App

Monday 20th of June 2016 08:37:59 PM
Since Evernote client is not available for Linux, Linux users always search for an Evernote alternative. Today we have come up with Wiznote, a note taking app that is available for all major platforms including Linux. Wiznote is developed by Wozhi Tech Beijing Co. Ltd. a team of 20 developers. It allows to take, edit and view notes and collaborate with your team members. Let's see more about Wiznote and how to install it in Linux.

Home Assistant: The Python Approach to Home Automation [Video]

Monday 20th of June 2016 07:40:48 PM
Several home automation platforms support Python as an extension, but if you’re a real Python fiend, you’ll probably want Home Assistant, which places the programming language front and center.

Handy 2.5 Screenshot Tour

Monday 20th of June 2016 06:43:37 PM
Update the base to Debian 8.5. Update Firefox to version 47. Setting up a service hosting images. Everything is hosted on servers controlled by HandyLinux to avoid some risky images on other services. Update Thunar custom actions. Update Handysoft by Thuban (mainly bug fixes and better management of search). Added translations for Handysoft by the distribution Emmabunt's. Added Xfwm4 theme (window borders). Bug fix of DNS unbound priority.

Open source cross-platform development methods and tools

Monday 20th of June 2016 05:46:26 PM
This is an article I've been wanting to sit down and write for a few years now. I first started developing software in the late '90s and got myself a Borland C++ compiler, which I quickly realized was only really going to work on Windows. I made a few small command-line applications at first and then started experimenting with graphical applications. I loved the creative process, but was disappointed by many of the tools. At the time, I didn't really move beyond adapting simple examples.read more

Scientific Audio Processing, Part II - How to make basic Mathematical Signal Processing in Audio files using Ubuntu with Octave 4.0

Monday 20th of June 2016 04:49:15 PM
In this tutorial, we will see how we can do additions to signals, multiplying signals (modulation), and applying some basic mathematical functions to see their effect on the original signal.

SourceForge Seeks a Return to Relevancy

Monday 20th of June 2016 03:52:04 PM
The new owners of SourceForge, once the primary code repository for open source projects, work to make good on a promise to restore a reputation that was tarnished by its former owners.

Zenwalk 8.0 Is Just Around the Corner, Final Release Candidate Out for Testing

Monday 20th of June 2016 02:49:10 PM
Zenwalk developer Jean-Philippe Guillemin has informed users of the Slackware-based operating system that the final Release Candidate (RC) milestone of the upcoming Zenwalk 8.0 release is now available for public testing.

Snap become Universal packages for Linux Distributions

Monday 20th of June 2016 01:46:16 PM
Snap become Universal packages for Linux Distributions

How PHPeople stay connected and have fun

Monday 20th of June 2016 12:43:22 PM
Why would you spend your free time contributing to open source, especially in the PHP community? Doesn't it seem boring to spend hours every week, or sometimes hours every day putting your time into a project, or into community work? Well, my answer is no! There are endless reasons why it is so much fun to be part of a community, and how we keep each other entertained to keep the sparks lit up in an open source community.read more

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Lenovo and Red Hat advance partnership with telco push

Two Triangle tech titans are teaming up to create cloud solutions for the changing telco space: Lenovo and Red Hat. It’s not their first collaboration, says Brian Connors, vice president of next generation IT and business development in Lenovo’s Research Triangle Park-based Data Center Group. Red Hat even invested in Lenovo’s RTP executive briefing center, where its technology is currently “displayed prominently as customers come in." Read more

Alpine Linux 3.4.1 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.14 LTS, Latest Security Fixes

Today, June 28, 2016, Natanael Copa, the creator of the Alpine Linux distribution, was proud to announce the immediate availability of the first point release of Alpine Linux 3.4 series. Read more

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