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Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS Alpha 2 Rewrites the China Weather Indicator's UI in CSS

Saturday 30th of January 2016 06:03:28 AM
The Ubuntu Kylin developers have just released today, January 28, 2016, the second Alpha build of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) computer operating system.

5 ways to have a more inclusive event

Saturday 30th of January 2016 04:09:06 AM
Girl Develop It is a national non-profit that provides technical education for women—and Sarah Kahn is a co-leader of Raleigh’s local chapter. In this video, she responds to a question she receives quite often: Why don’t more women attend technical conferences and other events? "If you want more women to come to your event, make it friendly," Kahn tells her audience, just before offering fives ways to do so: make the event accessible, post (and enforce) a code of conduct, publicize via non-traditional communication platforms, build networks, and extend personal invitations.

Install OSSEC on Ubuntu 14.04

Saturday 30th of January 2016 02:14:44 AM
This article is the first part of the full tutorial for installing OSSEC server/agent on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. This part covers the installation of OSSEC 2.8.3 (the latest stable version when this tutorial was written), it’s Web UI installation and shows how to enable MySQL support for OSSEC.

Distro or Desktop? You Say Both

Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:20:22 AM
Inquiring minds wanted to know, so we asked. When choosing what to run on a machine — we’re talking computing machines running GNU/Linux here — what’s more important, the choice of distro or which desktop environment to run? We began asking the question among ourselves several weeks back when we were running our “best distro” poll and a few commenters observered that the desktop might be a more important metric for most users, since it’s the desktop that supplies the interface with which the user interacts. Good point, we thought.

How to Install Piwik with Nginx on Ubuntu 15.10

Friday 29th of January 2016 11:23:11 PM
Piwik is the leading open source web analytics application, it has been developed to provide an alternative to google-analytics. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Piwik on ubuntu 15.10 with Nginx web server and PHP 5.6 in php-fpm mode. We will use MariaDB as the database system.

Is Raspberry Pi Ready for IoT Primetime? myDevices Says Yes

Friday 29th of January 2016 10:26:00 PM
myDevices's new Cayenne programming platform for the Raspberry Pi simplifies IoT development on embedded ARM devices, the company says.

Flock 2016: Krakaw, Poland

Friday 29th of January 2016 09:28:49 PM
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the 2016 Flock conference, coming August 2-5, 2016 in Krakow, Poland. At Flock, Fedora contributors gather to promote and discuss ideas to improve our distro, community, and userbase, and promote our core values: Freedom, Friends, Features, First....

$10 Orange Pi One pits quad-core Cortex-A7 against Pi Zero

Friday 29th of January 2016 08:31:38 PM
Shenzhen Xunlong launched a $10, Linux- and Android-friendly “Orange Pi One” hacker board with a quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC and a Pi-compatible expansion port. Even with competition from the $9 Chip and $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, 2015’s biggest price/performance breakthrough among open-spec SBCs was arguably the $15 Orange Pi PC. Unlike the single-core Chip and Zero, the Orange Pi PC delivered the performance goods with a quad-core Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3 SoC, while offering more ports, including HDMI, Ethernet, quad USB, and Pi-compatible expansion. Now Shenzhen Xunlong has spun a similar, stripped down Orange Pi One variant for only $10 — or $13.77 if you want it shipped to the U.S.

Good leaders know what economics can't explain about open source

Friday 29th of January 2016 07:34:27 PM
Last week, I lucked into 30 minutes on the phone with one of my favorite people: author, speaker, blogger, and activist Cory Doctorow. Our conversation ran the gamut—from open source[he]#039[/he]s role in building a better future, to the function of science fiction literature today, to Cory[he]#039[/he]s preference for prose over code. At one point, Cory offered a rather succinct and evocative explanation of what motivates people to contribute to open source projects. And what he said got me thinking about open organizations.

Build a better web server -- Part 1

Friday 29th of January 2016 06:54:12 PM
Up your computing power with an upgraded or brand new server that you can build yourself

Google admits to how much it paid the brief owner of its domain name

Friday 29th of January 2016 05:57:01 PM
Back in October 2015, an admin error caused the ownership of its main domain "" to lapse and a lucky fellow managed to snap it up.

Steam for Linux Has Just Passed the 1,900 Mark for Linux and SteamOS Games

Friday 29th of January 2016 04:59:50 PM
You won't believe this (we don't believe it either), but there are now over 1,900 games available for the Linux and SteamOS platforms on Valve's Steam gaming distribution platform.

How to understand your team's irrational behavior

Friday 29th of January 2016 04:02:39 PM
In this video, Jono Bacon describes a singular passion that motivates his career in open source: "Figuring out how we can build strong, inclusive, effective communities that build really cool things."It’s not easy, Bacon says. "It’s really complicated. It’s a mixture of people, process, and technology." And to better understand this mixture, he’s recently turned to a new source of inspiration: behavioral economics, the science of seemingly "irrational" behavior. Bacon tells his audience how this science actually offers a new scaffolding for building more

NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System

Friday 29th of January 2016 03:05:28 PM
The NSA is also keen to find any hardcoded passwords in software or passwords that are transmitted in the clear ... If you really want to make the NSA’s life hard ... limit access privileges for important systems to those who really need them; segment networks and important data to make it harder for hackers to reach your jewels; patch systems and implement application whitelisting; remove hardcoded passwords and legacy protocols that transmit passwords in the clear.

CenturyLink Adds MySQL-Compatible DBaaS to Managed Cloud Services

Friday 29th of January 2016 02:08:17 PM
CenturyLink's new MySQL-compatible DBaaS platform, Relational DB Service, highlights the company's growing investment in managed cloud solutions.

How to install Wekan on Ubuntu 14.04

Friday 29th of January 2016 01:11:06 PM
In this blog post we will show you how to install Wekan on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with the latest version of Nginx as a reverse proxy. Wekan is an open-source Trello-like kanban board application which runs on Node.js and MongoDB.

Report: IoT Apps for the Smart Home Devices Don't Delight Users

Friday 29th of January 2016 12:13:55 PM
Argus Insights's latest report on smart home apps and devices shows that IoT vendors are not yet delighting consumers with their smart home hardware and software.

Controversy at the Linux Foundation

Friday 29th of January 2016 11:16:44 AM
Linux has seen more than its fair share of controversy through the years.And,that's not so surprising. For one thing, the operating system flies in theteeth of deeply entrenched multinational companies. The fact that itstands for users instead of vested interests has drawn more than a littleire as well.

Intrinsyc’s first SBC runs Linux or Android on Snapdragon 600

Friday 29th of January 2016 10:19:33 AM
Intrinsyc has launched its first SBC: a $165 Open-Q 600 that runs Android 5.1 or Linux on a Snapdragon 600 with 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, GbE, WiFi, BT, and GPS. Intrinsyc Technologies has spun a number of Open-Q branded, Qualcomm Snapdragon based computer-on-modules and sandwich-style carrier board starter kits, and now it has launched its […]

6 starting points for open source beginners

Friday 29th of January 2016 09:22:22 AM asked readers a few months ago: What's the biggest barrier to participation in open source? Answers from 56% of poll takers was that they aren't sure where to start. And, 13% said they are uncomfortable jumping in. If you feel the same way, this post is for you.

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