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Intel plans to end legacy BIOS support by 2020

2 hours 45 min ago
Intel’s Brian Richardson announced the move in a recent presentation (PDF link). In slightly more technical terms, Intel will require UEFI Class 3 or higher, which lacks legacy BIOS support. Note that this doesn’t mean “Secure Boot” will be mandatory.

How to Install and Use TeamViewer on Linux Complete Guide

5 hours 37 min ago
tep-by-step beginner’s guide to installing TeamViewer on Linux. It also explains how to use TeamViewer on Linux.

Announcing Season of KDE 2018

8 hours 28 min ago
KDE Student Programs is pleased to announce the 2018 Season of KDE for those who want to participate in mentored projects that enhance KDE in some way.

Boot Linux ISO From Android Phone

11 hours 20 min ago
The Thing about us Linux users is that we are never committed to one particular distro. We are always looking for something new, something more exciting. It may be a new Desktop Environment, a newer kernel or a completely different Linux experience.

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.35 with Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Solus

Sunday 19th of November 2017 07:50:11 AM
Two months in the works with more than 100 active contributors adding code to it, Canonical's Snapcraft Snap creator tool has been updated recently to version 2.35.

All the supercomputers in the world moved to Linux operating systems

Sunday 19th of November 2017 04:58:38 AM
Over the past six months operating systems based on Linux completely replaced the other OS and now are used on all 500 most powerful supercomputers.

Goodbye Apple, goodbye Microsoft... hello Linux

Sunday 19th of November 2017 02:07:05 AM
Linux is everywhere – and will free your computer from corporate clutches. Rival operating systems: most people are too busy to look beyond Windows (left) and macOS (right), but Linux (centre) is worth making time for.

How to Speed Up WordPress with Redis Caching

Saturday 18th of November 2017 10:21:32 PM
How to Speed Up WordPress with Redis Caching in few easy steps. Redis is an in-memory database which can be used as a data store or cache.

Akademy 2018 - Vienna, Austria - 11-17 August

Saturday 18th of November 2017 08:32:53 PM
Vienna Calling! This is not only a song by the famous austrian singer Falco, but could also the motto for next years Akademy.In 2018 Akademy will be held at the University of Technology (TU Wien) in Vienna, Austria, from Saturday 11th to Friday 17th August.

Snaps Are Coming to Ubuntu 18.04 by Default, Kubuntu Could Also Adopt Them

Saturday 18th of November 2017 06:44:14 PM
Mark Shuttleworth's all-snap Ubuntu system dream is soon becoming a reality as the Ubuntu developers are currently discussing a strategy to bring Snaps by default in the upcoming release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Top 5: Fortran turns 60, AutoCAD alternatives, and more

Saturday 18th of November 2017 04:55:36 PM
This week, we look at Fortran at 60, open source CAD programs, programming-friendly fonts, and more.

This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

Saturday 18th of November 2017 03:06:57 PM
This week in open source/Linux news, Linux not powers the vast majority of the world's supercomputers, Hyperledger is set apart from hype, and more.

KDE Applications 17.12 Linux Software Stack Ports More Apps to KDE Frameworks 5

Saturday 18th of November 2017 01:18:18 PM
The KDE Project today released the beta version of its upcoming KDE Applications 17.12 open-source software suite for GNU/Linux operating systems.

A Beginner's Introduction to Linux

Saturday 18th of November 2017 11:29:39 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux. You’ll embrace a plethora of free open source software, with more choices than you could possibly imagine. There are hundreds of actively-maintained Linux distributions, dozens of different desktop environments, and tens of thousands of open source applications covering the whole gamut: games, multimedia and graphics tools, internet apps, utilities, development environments, and much more.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 Gains AWS Service Broker Integration

Saturday 18th of November 2017 09:41:01 AM
Red Hat released the latest iteration of its container orchestration and management platform on Nov. 16 with the general availability of OpenShift 3.7. Among the new capabilities that have landed in OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 is AWS Service Broker integration, Service catalog, template broker and a preview of Prometheus container monitoring

How to Easily Remember Linux Commands

Saturday 18th of November 2017 07:52:22 AM
It can be so difficult for new users to remember Linux commands that they need to fully utilize their system. These tricks make it easier to do so.

Raspberry Pi CM3 arrives on PC/104… sort of

Saturday 18th of November 2017 06:03:43 AM
Crowd Supply is hosting a “Pi/104” carrier for the RPi Compute Module 3 featuring PC/104 OneBank expansion, a 40-pin RPi header, and -25 to 80°C support. Here’s something we haven’t seen before. Developer Adam Parker has launched a stackable PC/104 form factor carrier board on Crowd Supply designed to work with the Linux-driven Raspberry Pi […]

CNCF Wants You to Use 'Certified Kubernetes'

Saturday 18th of November 2017 04:15:04 AM
The foundation, which controls development of Kubernetes, was able to get 36 member organization to agree to a set of standards for the container orchestration platform. Kubernetes has already become the standard for container management, and this new agreement makes sure that Kubernetes always means what admins and DevOps think it means, regardless of vendor.

Impostor syndrome and individual competence

Saturday 18th of November 2017 02:26:26 AM
If you've ever had "that sick, sad, cold, wet feeling that you have no idea what you're doing, you're going to get caught, and it's all going to be terrible," you're may be experiencing imposter syndrome, says Jessica Rose, a former teacher and a self-taught technologist.read more

Raspberry Digital Signage 10

Saturday 18th of November 2017 12:37:48 AM
Marco Buratto has released Raspberry Digital Signage 10.0 today. The underlying operating system has been moved to Raspbian Stretch; the overall performance is sensibly better and HTML5 videos play a lot smoother.

More in Tux Machines

Announcing Season of KDE 2018

KDE Student Programs is pleased to announce the 2018 Season of KDE for those who want to participate in mentored projects that enhance KDE in some way. Every year since 2013, KDE Student Programs has been running Season of KDE as a program similar to, but not quite the same as Google Summer of Code, offering an opportunity to everyone (not just students) to participate in both code and non-code projects that benefits the KDE ecosystem. In the past few years, SoK participants have not only contributed new application features but have also developed the KDE Continuous Integration System, statistical reports for developers, a web framework, ported KDE Applications, created documentation and lots and lots of other work. For this year’s Season of KDE, we are shaking things up a bit and making a host of changes to the program. Read more

How To Get Started With The Ubuntu Linux Distro

The Linux operating system has evolved from a niche audience to widespread popularity since its creation in the mid 1990s, and with good reason. Once upon a time, that installation process was a challenge, even for those who had plenty of experience with such tasks. The modern day Linux, however, has come a very long way. To that end, the installation of most Linux distributions is about as easy as installing an application. If you can install Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, you can install Linux. Here, we'll walk you through the process of installing Ubuntu Linux 17.04, which is widely considered one of the most user-friendly distributions. (A distribution is a variation of Linux, and there are hundreds and hundreds to choose from.) Read more

today's leftovers

'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.