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Avoiding bad practices in open source project management

1 hour 45 min ago
During OpenStack Summit Austin, I had the chance to talk to some people about my experience on running open source projects. It turns out that after hanging out in communities and contributing to many projects for years, I may be able to provide some hindsight and an external eye to many of those who are new to it.read more

SteamOS 2.83 Beta Brings AMD Radeon GPU-PRO RC2 and Nvidia 367.27 Video Drivers

2 hours 42 min ago
Valve's engineers working on the SteamOS gaming operating system based on the stable Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" distribution have released a new Beta update.

A first look at Google's Science Journal app

3 hours 39 min ago
Google recently announced the release of its Science Journal app, a tool intended to "inspire future makers and scientists." All you need to get started is an Android phone—it will make use of the sensors on your phone and offers a digital science notebook to record your findings. The app is free and slated to be released open source later this summer.read more

COMs run Android on quad- or octa-core Samsung SoCs

4 hours 36 min ago
Boardcon announced a pair of 70 x 58mm COMs that run Android on Samsung’s quad-core, Cortex-A9 S5P4418 and octa-core, Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoCs. The MINI4418 and MINI6818 computer-on-modules are “compatible” with each other, as well as with Boardcon’s earlier MINI3288, which is based on the quad-core, Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288. The new COMs instead tap two Samsung […]

Container technologies in Fedora: systemd-nspawn

5 hours 34 min ago
Welcome to the “Container technologies in Fedora” series! This is the first article in a series of articles that will explain how you can use the various container technologies available in Fedora. This first article will deal with systemd-nspawn. What... Continue Reading →

No means no: Windows 10 nagware's red X will stop update -- Microsoft

6 hours 31 min ago
Clicking on pop-up's close icon will postpone upgrade, Redmond exec promisesMicrosoft will change the controversial way it has been force-feeding people Windows 10 upgrades.…

Red Hat Summit: Improving Productivity Through Collaboration

7 hours 28 min ago
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is what some people might call, a history buff. At the Red Hat Summit 2016 event in San Francisco today, Whitehurst delivered his latest history lesson, telling the keynote audience that open collaboration is the key to improving productivity.

GnuCash 2.6.13 Open-Source Accounting Software Released, Over 20 Issues Resolved

8 hours 25 min ago
The GnuCash development team has released yet another maintenance release of their open-source and cross-platform GnuCash 2.6 accounting software.

DDoS Attack Powered by 25,000 CCTV Cameras

9 hours 22 min ago
Security researchers have revealed a unique new DDoS attack launched against a small business, which was powered entirely by thousands of compromised CCTV units. Sucuri founder Daniel Cid explained in a blog post that 25,513 IP addresses were spotted, with a plurality in Taiwan (24%), the US (12%) and Indonesia (9%) – although they spread out over 105 countries in total.

Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 4

10 hours 20 min ago
The principle of basing as much as possible on Unix-like systems around files is a well-advised approach. It could be said that this principle also extends to the Process Table, which I have discussed in previous articles in this series. Consider, for example, the treasure trove of gems to be found if you delve deeply into the “procfs” pseudo-filesystem, located in root level “/proc” on your filesystem.

Canonical Is Considering Dropping Support for 32-bit PCs After Ubuntu 18.10

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:58:33 AM
Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov laid down an example draft plan on how Canonical will deal with 32-bit (i386) support for upcoming Ubuntu Linux releases.

How to install Backdrop CMS with Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:01:22 AM
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install Backdrop CMS with Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.Backdrop CMS is an open-source and easy to use Content Management System used to build attractive and professional websites.

Red Hat Doubles Down on Containers, Takes a Swipe at CloudFoundry

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 05:04:11 AM
On the first day of the Red Hat Summit, Linux vendor Red Hat makes some incremental container announcements and belittles its CloudFoundry competitors

Sabayon 16.07 Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6.3, Introduces the First LXQt Flavor

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 04:07:00 AM
The developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux computer operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of new respin ISO images for the month of July 2016.

Expansive Mini-ITX board runs Linux on Skylake

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 03:09:49 AM
Axiomtek’s “MANO0500” Mini-ITX board supports 6th Gen Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs, and offers three SATA, two GbE, and mini-PCIe with SIM. Mini-ITX boards are typically among the first form-factors to support new Intel Core chips along with COM Express modules. We’re not sure why Axiomtek, one of the more prolific of embedded vendors, […]

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Peppermint OS 7

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 02:12:38 AM
This is probably one of the best Linux distributions I have reviewed in the past 12 months. Based on Ubuntu 16.04, Peppermint mixes the LXDE and XFCE desktop components to provide a speedy yet functional desktop, provides great integration between the web and desktop applications and the theming is excellent.

How to Install Nginx with PHP and MySQL (LEMP Stack) on CentOS 7.2

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 01:15:27 AM
Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a CentOS 7.2 server with PHP support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL (Mariadb) support.

Android apps could turn Chromebooks into MacBook killers

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 12:18:16 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: One Android user finally gives up on Sony, and is rooting an Android phone still worth doing?

ODPi Advances Hadoop Standards with Open Source Runtime Specification

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 11:21:05 PM
The ODPi's Hadoop runtime specification for big data apps has been adopted by data analytics vendors, which simplifies the open source big data ecosystem.

SolydXK 201606 KDE Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 10:23:54 PM
It is time again for the new SolydXK ISO images. These are some of the changes: Firefox ESR is now used from the Debian repository instead of custom built and installed from the SolydXK repository; you can now use custom mount points in the live installer, double click on a partition to select a pre-defined mount point or write your custom mount point; improved command handling of SolydXK applications for the Enthusiast's editions; SolydX RPi has been built from scratch and is based on Raspbian.

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Security Leftovers

GeckoLinux 421 Plasma and SUSE Hack Week

  • GeckoLinux 421 Plasma review - It ain't no dragon
    I heard a lot of good praise about this little distro. My inbox is flooded with requests to take it for a spin, so I decided, hey, so many people are asking. Let us. The thing is, openSUSE derivatives are far and few in between, but the potential and the appeal are definitely there. Something like CentOS on steroids, the way Stella did once, the same noble way Fuduntu tried to emancipate Fedora. Take a somewhat somber distro and pimpify it into submission. GeckoLinux is based on openSUSE Leap, and I chose the Plasma Static edition. There's also a Rolling version, based on Tumbleweed, but that one never worked for me. The test box for this review is Lenovo G50. But wait! Dedoimedo, did you not recently write in your second rejection report that GeckoLinux had failed to boot? Indeed I did. But the combo of yet another firmware update on the laptop and a fresh new download fixed it, allowing for a DVD boot. Somewhat like the painful but successful Fedora exercise back in the day. Tough start, but let's see what gives.
  • La Mapería
    It is Hack Week at SUSE, and I am working on La Mapería (the map store), a little program to generate beautiful printed maps from OpenStreetMap data.
  • HackWeek XIV @SUSE: Tuesday

From Vista 10 to Linux Mint

  • Microsoft Scared into Changes, 5 Reasons to Ditch
    Following a small claims court judgment against them, Microsoft announced they would be making declining their Windows 10 upgrade easier. Why not just switch to Linux as Daniel Robinson highlighted five reasons you should. My Linux Rig spoke to Christine Hall of FOSS Force about her "Linux rig" today and Bryan Lunduke had some thoughts on Canonical's collaboration myth. Dedoimedo reviewed GeckoLinux 421 and Gary Newell tested Peppermint 7 on his new Lenovo Ideapad.
  • After Multi-Month Tone Deaf Shitshow, Microsoft Finally Lets Users Control Obnoxious Windows 10 Upgrade
    Microsoft's decision to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 made sense on its surface. It was a nice freebie for users happy to upgrade, and an effective way to herd customers on older Windows iterations onto the latest platform to help consolidate support expense. But Microsoft's upgrade in practice has seen no shortage of criticism from users annoyed by a total lack of control over the update, and Microsoft's violent tone deafness in response to the complaints. For example a Reddit post from an anti-poaching organization made the rounds earlier this year after the 17 GB automatic Windows 10 update resulted in huge per megabyte charges from their satellite broadband ISP. Microsoft's response to these complaints? Ignore them. As complaints grew, Microsoft finally provided a way to fully disable the forced upgrade, but made sure it involved forcing users to modify the registry, something Microsoft knew full well less technical users wouldn't be comfortable attempting to hurdle. [...] Things have been escalating ever since, often to comedic effect. But this week things changed somewhat with the news that Microsoft has struck a $10,000 settlement with a California woman who sued the company after an ill-timed Windows 10 upgrade brought her office computers to a crawl. The woman took Microsoft to court after support failed to help resolve the issue, a spokesman saying Microsoft halted its appeal of the ruling "to avoid the expense of further litigation."
  • Microsoft pays $10,000 to unwilling Windows 10 updater
  • The Linux Setup - Christine Hall, FOSS Force
    On my main desktop, I use Linux Mint 17.1, Rebecca. My main laptop, a 64-bit machine, is running Mint 17.2 Rafaela. The laptop got updated from Rebecca so I could write a review, but the desktop never got upgraded because it’s a 32-bit machine and would require another download, which I haven’t had the time to do. I have another laptop running Bodhi, which might be my favorite distro, but I can be more productive with Mint.
  • Linux Mint 18 Finally Arrives — Download Cinnamon and MATE Edition ISO Files Here
    The wait for the summer’s hottest Linux distro is over and you can finally download the release version of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah”. Often called the best Linux distribution for desktop PCs, Mint 18 comes loaded with new features and Linux 4.4 LTS Kernel.

AMD and Linux

  • The Updated AMD Polaris Firmware Blobs Needed For RX 480 Support Land
    One day ahead of the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch, the necessary firmware updates for the production graphics card support have landed in linux-firmware.git.
  • AMD RX 480 released, AMD will possibly open up Radeon Software
    The next generation of AMD GPU's have launched, and it begins with the AMD RX 480. Benchmarks are now out there along with plenty of info. I don't have the card myself as I have no contacts at AMD, but luckily Phoronix managed to bag a card and he's done plenty of testing as you can imagine. I will be referencing the green site due to other sites obviously focusing on Windows.