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Linux Mint Releases Last KDE Edition

2 hours 30 min ago
?Mint fans rejoice as the latest version of Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia with the KDE desktop is available to download on Linux Mint’s official website. The sad part is that this will be the last offering from Linux Mint that will feature the KDE desktop environment.

Getting started with a TensorFlow surgery classifier with TensorBoard data viz

6 hours 12 min ago
The most challenging part of deep learning is labeling, as you'll see in part one of this two-part series, Learn how to classify images with TensorFlow. Proper training is critical to effective future classification, and for training to work, we need lots of accurately labeled data. In part one, I skipped over this challenge by downloading 3,000 prelabeled images. I then showed you how to use this labeled data to train your classifier with TensorFlow.read more

The Best Free FPS Games For Android

9 hours 11 min ago
With the ever shining genre of First Person Shooters making it Huge in the PC market, game studios have brought the best of FPS action to people’s mobile devices. Here I present to you my best picks for the Free FPS games on Android.

Top 5: Mining cryptocurrency, building games with Python, and more

11 hours 6 min ago
This week we look at TensorFlow and image classification, mining cryptocurrencies with the Raspberry Pi, developing your own game with Python, and more.

GNOME 3.28 Desktop Environment Gets Third Development Snapshot, More Meson Ports

13 hours 37 sec ago
GNOME leader Matthias Clasen announced a few moments ago the availability of the third development snapshot towards the GNOME 3.28 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions.

How to Install Moodle on Ubuntu 16.04

14 hours 54 min ago
Step-by-step Installation Guide on how to Install Moodle on Ubuntu 16.04. Moodle (acronym of Modular-object-oriented dynamic learning environment’) is a free and open source learning management system built to provide teachers, students and administrators single personalized learning environment.

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon Review: Best ‘Linux’ Distro for Beginners!

Sunday 17th of December 2017 06:56:23 AM
Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon boots fast, very stable and the level of responsiveness it has shown is top-notch, probably matched only by another Linux Mint!

Hands on With elementary OS Powered Centurion Nano Laptop by Alpha Store

Sunday 17th of December 2017 05:02:01 AM
We take the elementary OS powered Centurion Nano laptop for a test ride. And it seems to be a decent, value for money device.

Parrot Security 3.10 Ethical Hacking OS Adds Full Firejail/AppArmor Sandboxing

Sunday 17th of December 2017 03:07:39 AM
ParrotSec devs released today a new stable version of their Debian-based Parrot Security OS ethical hacking and penetration testing GNU/Linux distribution.

LXLE Review: A Hassle-free Linux for Older Hardware

Sunday 17th of December 2017 01:13:17 AM
LXLE is a lightweight Linux distribution mainly focused on older systems. John takes it for a test drive and shares his experience in this LXLE review.

Getting Started in Bitcoin? Check Out These 5 Bitcoin Clients for Linux

Saturday 16th of December 2017 11:18:55 PM
There are many Bitcoin clients that support Linux but only a few that are really good. Here are 5 of the best Bitcoin clients for Linux that we recommend.

Why Hackers Are in Such High Demand, and How They're Affecting Business Culture

Saturday 16th of December 2017 09:24:33 PM
News headlines often focus on the hackers who launch cyber attacks and leak confidential data such as National Security Agency exploits, sensitive political emails, and unreleased HBO programming, but hackers can also affect organizations in positive ways.

This Week in Open Source News: Bell Launches Open Source ONAP, Bug Bounty via Euro Commission & More

Saturday 16th of December 2017 07:30:11 PM
This week in open source news, Bell is the first company to launch an open source version of ONAP, the European Commission has announced a bug bounty program, & more

IoT-oriented Linux ready SBC has an optional enclosure

Saturday 16th of December 2017 05:35:49 PM
Technologic’s TS-7553-V2 SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6UL and offers Ethernet, USB, GPIO, and serial I/O, plus WiFi/BT, XBee, cellular, and many other options. Technologic’s new “TS-7553-V2” single-board computer is a gen-2 re-spin of its 250MHz Cavium ARM9 SoC-based TS-7553 SBC.

An introduction to Joplin, an open source Evernote alternative

Saturday 16th of December 2017 03:41:27 PM
Joplin is an open source cross-platform note-taking and to-do application. It can handle a large number of notes, organized into notebooks, and can synchronize them across multiple devices. The notes can be edited in Markdown, either from within the app or with your own text editor, and each application has an option to render Markdown with formatting, images, URLs, and more. Any number of files, such as images and PDFs, can be attached to a note, and notes can also be tagged.read more

Installing PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu & CentOS

Saturday 16th of December 2017 01:47:05 PM
Gaming on Linux has never been a easy thing, there are not a lot of games available in the market. Most of companies are not willing to put an effort in bringing their games...

14 practical resources for DevOps practitioners

Saturday 16th of December 2017 11:52:43 AM
Are you looking for good reading material to help you implement (or strengthen) DevOps in your organization? DevOps expert Chris Short offers 14 options for your consideration in his All Things Open 2017 Lightning Talk.Most of Chris' recommendations are books, several are websites, and a couple aren't about DevOps at all. But all of them have something important to teach you about unifying software development and operations to work better, smarter, and faster.read more

Fedora Classroom Session: Fedora QA 102

Saturday 16th of December 2017 09:58:21 AM
Fedora Classroom sessions continue next week with a session on Fedora QA. The general schedule for sessions appears on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session on Wednesday, December 22... Continue Reading →

Easy Install SSL Certificate on linux for HTTPS

Saturday 16th of December 2017 08:03:59 AM
Recently changed to having self hosted SSL Certificates thanks to LetsEncrypt. This is how easy it can be.

How to use Apache as Reverse Proxy on CentOS & RHEL

Saturday 16th of December 2017 06:09:37 AM
Reverse proxy is a kind of proxy server that takes http or https request & transfers/distributes them to one or more backend servers. Reverse proxy is useful in many ways, like – It can...

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Games: Slaps and Beans and Games Online For Android

  • Slaps and Beans now in Early Access
    Bud Spencer & Terence Hill: Slaps and Beans [Steam] is now in Early Access after a successful Kickstarter campaign in which the developers gained over $200k.
  • Best First Person Shooter Games Online For Android
    With the ever shining genre of First Person Shooters making it Huge in the PC market, game studios have brought the best of FPS action to people’s mobile devices. Here I present to you my best picks for the Free first person shooter games online for Android.

Software and howtos

New: NuTyX 9.93 and Linux Mint 18.3

  • NuTyX 9.93 available with cards 2.3.105
    The NuTyX team is please to annonce the 9.93 release of NuTyX. NuTyX 9.92 comes with kernel LTS 4.14.6, glibc 2.26, gcc 7.2.0, binutils 2.29.1, python 3.6.0, xorg-server 1.19.5, qt 5.10.0, KDE plasma 5.11.3, KDE Framework 5.41.0, KDE Applications 17.12.0, mate 1.18.2, xfce4 4.12.4, firefox 57.0.2 Quantum, etc...
  • Linux Mint 18.3 'Sylvia' Xfce and KDE editions are available for download
    Linux Mint is killing the KDE version of its operaring system -- a move some people applaud. That's what makes the new 18.3 version -- named "Sylvia" -- so frustrating. It's bizarre to release a new version of an operating system that essentially has no future. But oh well, here we are. After a short beta period, the KDE distro is now available for download -- if you still care. I recommend that KDE loyalists just switch to Kubuntu or Netrunner, but I digress. Despite being the final version of Linux Mint KDE, it is still a great alternative to the consistently disappointing Windows 10. After all, it has been discovered that Microsoft is bundling a bug-ridden password-manager with its operating system without user consent! How can you trust such an OS?! Sigh.
  • Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE and Xfce Editions Officially Released, Download Now
    The Linux Mint team released the final Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" Xfce and Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE editions to download, as well as an upgrade for existing Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" users. Previously in beta, the Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE and Xfce editions are now officially released and ready for production use. Just like the Cinnamon and MATE flavors, they are based on Canonical's long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and use the Linux 4.10 kernel by default for new installations.

GNU: Glibc, GIMP, GCC

  • Glibc 2.27 Lands Yet More Performance Optimizations
    Earlier this month I wrote how Intel engineers have been busy with continuing to tune glibc's performance with FMA and AVX optimizations. That work has continued but also other architectures continue tuning their GNU C Library performance ahead of the expected v2.27 update. There has been a ton of optimization work this cycle, particularly on the Intel/x86_64 front. For those with newer Intel 64-bit processors, this next glibc release is shaping up to be a speedy update.
  • GIMP PIcks Up Support For The New Flatpak/FreeDesktop.org Screenshot API
    Hot off the release of the new GIMP 2.9.8 and ahead of the expected GIMP 2.10 release candidates that are expected to begin, a new addition to GIMP is a plug-in supporting the new FreeDesktop.org/Flatpak screenshot API. The org.freedesktop.portal.Screenshot specification aims to be a screenshot API that will work not only cross-desktop (e.g. KDE, GNOME, etc) but also work for sandboxed applications (i.e. Flatpak) and also work regardless of whether you are using Wayland or X11.
  • GCC Prepares For Fortran 2018 Support
    The Fortran committee decided last month to rename the upcoming Fortran 2015 programming language update to Fortran 2018. GCC support is being prepped. With this updated programming language technical specification not expected to be published until mid-2018, the committee behind this long-standing programming language decided to rename Fortran 2015 to Fortran 2018. Fortran 2018 should further improve interoperability with C code, improve its parallel programming capabilities, support hexadecimal inputs/outputs, and other improvements over Fortran 2008.