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Linux Mint KDE Review: Easy And Beautiful

1 hour 10 min ago
Linux mint, the most popular Linux distribution is recommended by almost all Linux users for newbies. By default, Linux mint is released with cinnamon. But thanks to the Kubuntu team, we now have a KDE edition. Well, new users are probably wondering what all this KDE thing is? KDE is a community. KDE is a compilation of software. We will look at it in more detail on the way.

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Beta 2 Brings Latest GNOME 3.24 Apps, Budgie 10.2.9 Desktop

3 hours 4 min ago
Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Beta 2 launched as part of yesterday's Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Final Beta release, and we'd like to share with you some of the new features and improvements included in this last development version.

How to use Java and other NPAPI plugins in Firefox

4 hours 58 min ago
Mozilla decided to stop supporting NPAPI plugins for Firefox browser two years ago. NPAPI plugins are binary components integrated to the browser. Some well known NPAPI plugins are Flash, Java, and the GNOME Shell web extension. The stock Firefox 52 browser... Continue Reading →

Manjaro: User-Friendly Arch Linux for Everyone

6 hours 53 min ago
Manjaro Linux is easy to install and equally as easy to work with, making it suitable for every user -- from beginner to expert.

Five HPC Cost Considerations to Maximize ROI

8 hours 16 min ago
The benefits of HPC, where computing power and speed are increased dramatically by combining multiple compute nodes into tightly coordinated clusters,

Chemistry on the Desktop

9 hours 39 min ago
For this article, I thought I'd introduce another chemistryapplication[he]mdash[/he]specifically, BKChem, a free chemical drawing program.As opposed to many other chemistryapplications, BKChem provides both a nice GUI for constructing moleculesand a set of chemical analysis tools to look at the properties of the newlyconstructed molecule.

Quick guide Bash while loop with examples

11 hours 2 min ago
Loops plays an important role in bash scripting. After For Loop another loop comes in to picture is Bash while loop. Basically Bash while loop executes sets of command till any condition is satisfied. Once condition turns false execution flow gets out of the bash while loop.

How to install Skype 5.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

12 hours 25 min ago
Good News for Linux Desktop Users from Skype point of view that the Skype 5.0 is now available (deb and RPM package).

Which Linux command shell do you prefer?

13 hours 47 min ago
Which command shell do you prefer?When we asked this question a year ago as a part of our article on open source shell options, over six thousand of you responded, and Bash was the overwhelming winner that time around. But preferences change over time, and we thought it was high time to ask again. Which shell do you use, and why?

How to integrate ONLYOFFICE with Nextcloud

15 hours 10 min ago
This tutorial shows you how to integrate the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor with Nextcloud by using the Nextcloud ONLYOFFICE integration app. Nextcloud is a fork of the ownCloud project that offers you the ability to run a cloud storage service that you administer and control yourself. ONLYOFFICE is an application to easily create, edit and collaborate on text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online.

2 new tools for creating more accessible projects

16 hours 33 min ago
Accessibility has been an afterthought in development for far too long. The result has been costly retrofitting, the risk of inaccessible solutions, and unhappy users.We are where we are because developers often ignore accessibility in hopes that it will resolve on its own.read more

FYI anyone who codes outside work: GitHub has a contract to stop bosses snatching it all

17 hours 56 min ago
For better work-life balance, work more outside of workIn contrast to the restrictions many companies place on their workers, GitHub believes it can loosen the reins through the release of its Balanced Employee Intellectual Property Agreement (BEIPA).…

KDevelop 5.1 Open-Source IDE Launches with LLDB and OpenCL Support, Many Changes

19 hours 19 min ago
The development team behind the popular, open-source, cross-platform, free and powerful KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) were proud to announce the official release and general availability of KDevelop 5.1.

LinkedIn starts piping sales data to Salesforce and Dynamics

20 hours 42 min ago
Remember when Marc Benioff said Microsoft buying LinkedIn was dangerous?LinkedIn has revealed a new version of its SaaSy Sales Navigator that pipes activities from the network into Salesforce.com.…

Vim Shortcuts and Text Searches

Friday 24th of March 2017 05:57:23 AM
Carla Schroder shows how to create custom keystrokes, perform text searches, and do other useful things with vim.

What does an ad agency's source code look like?

Friday 24th of March 2017 04:34:28 AM
In a previous article, I explained why "openness" is a solution the advertising industry should consider when attaining growth. I also explained how we've so far misunderstood the promise of openness.This article will articulate exactly what it means for agencies to "go open," and what that will entail.The 'open source' advertising agency"Open": universally accessible and open to contribution"Source": the unique logic that solves certain problems.read more

How to Manage Processes in Linux

Friday 24th of March 2017 03:11:34 AM
A process is the abstraction used by the Linux operating system to represent a running program. Each process in Linux consists of an address space and a set of data structures within the server kernel. The address space contains the code and libraries that the process is executing, the process’s variables, its stacks, and different additional information needed by the kernel while the process is running.

GNOME 3.24: New Linux desktop is fast, responsive

Friday 24th of March 2017 01:48:40 AM
With the release of GNOME 3.24, Bryan Lunduke decided to give the Linux desktop another try. Results: It’s fast, responsive and includes great new features, such as Night Light.

Modular, open source robotics kit lets you build your own 3D printer

Friday 24th of March 2017 12:25:46 AM
Plugg.ee Labs’s Cortex-M3 based “JuicyBoard” robotics kit is designed for building stepper motor controlled devices like 3D printers or CNC routers. The JuicyBoard has surpassed its modest funding goals on Crowd Supply, providing a modular, open source development kit for stepper motor oriented devices such as 3D printers and CNC routers. Built around an NXP […]

3 open source link shorteners

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 11:02:52 PM
Nobody likes an impossibly long URL.They're hard to decipher. But sometimes, between a deep directory structure on a site, plus a large number of parameters tacked on to the end, URLs just begin to get unwieldy. And back in the days before Twitter added their own link shortener to their service, a long URL meant taking precious characters away from your tweets.read more

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  • CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack
    CoreOS and OpenStack have a somewhat intertwined history, which is why it's somewhat surprising it took until today for CoreOS's Tectonic Kubernetes distribution to provide an installer that targets OpenStack cloud deployments.
  • Docker and Core OS plan to donate their container technologies to CNCF
    Containers have become a critical component of modern cloud, and Docker Inc. controls the heart of containers, the container runtime. There has been a growing demand that this critical piece of technology should be under control of a neutral, third party so that the community can invest in it freely.
  • How Blockchain Is Helping China Go Greener
    Blockchain has near-universal applicability as a distributed transaction platform for securely authenticating exchanges of data, goods, and services. IBM and the Beijing-based Energy-Blockchain Labs are even using it to help reduce carbon emissions in air-polluted China.
  • An efficient approach to continuous documentation
  • The peril in counting source lines on an OSS project
    There seems to be a phase that OSS projects go through where as they mature and gain traction. As they do it becomes increasingly important for vendors to point to their contributions to credibly say they are the ‘xyz’ company. Heptio is one such vendor operating in the OSS space, and this isn’t lost on us. :) It helps during a sales cycle to be able to say “we are the a big contributor to this project, look at the percentage of code and PRs we submitted”. While transparency is important as is recognizing the contributions that key vendors, focus on a single metric in isolation (and LoC in particular) creates a perverse incentive structure. Taken to its extreme it becomes detrimental to project health.
  • An Open Source Unicycle Motor
    And something to ponder. The company that sells this electric unicycle could choose to use a motor with open firmware or one with closed firmware. To many consumers, that difference might not be so significant. To this consumer, though, that’s a vital difference. To me, I fully own the product I bought when the firmware is open. I explain to others that they ought to choose that level of full ownership whenever they get a chance. And if they join a local makerspace, they will likely meet others with similar values. If you don’t yet have a makerspace in your community, inquire around to see if anyone is in the process of forming one. Then find ways to offer them support. That’s how we do things in the FOSS community.
  • The A/V guy’s take on PyCon Pune
    “This is crazy!”, that was my reaction at some point in PyCon Pune. This is one of my first conference where I participated in a lot of things starting from the website to audio/video and of course being the speaker. I saw a lot of aspects of how a conference works and where what can go wrong. I met some amazing people, people who impacted my life , people who I will never forget. I received so much of love and affection that I can never express in words. So before writing anything else I want to thank each and everyone of you , “Thank you!”.
  • Azure Service Fabric takes first tentative steps toward open source [Ed: Microsoft Peter is openwashing a patent trap with back doors]
  • Simulate the Internet with Flashback, a New WebDev Test Tool from LinkedIn
  • Mashape Raises $18M for API Gateway Tech
    Casado sees Mashape's Kong API gateway in particular as being a particularly well positioned technology. Kong is an open-source API gateway and microservice management technology.
  • PrismTech to Demonstrate Open Source FACE 2.1 Transport Services Segment (TSS) Reference Implementation at Air Force FACE Technical Interchange Meeting
    PrismTech’s TSS reference implementation is being made available under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v3 open source license terms.
  • How Open-Source Robotics Hardware Is Accelerating Research and Innovation

    The latest issue of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine features a special report on open-source robotics hardware and its impact in the field.