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GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, is Now Shipping

1 hour 2 min ago
Ubuntu fans with small fingers and big pockets will be pleased to hear that the GPD Pocket Ubuntu edition has begun shipping.

Docker Updates Enterprise Edition with Secure Multi-Tenancy Support

2 hours 17 min ago
After months of development with Docker Community Edition releases, Docker Enterprise Edition 17.06 is now generally available.

Thin Mini-ITX duo serves up Apollo Lake and Skylake-U

3 hours 31 min ago
Avalue’s EMX-APLP and EMX-SKLUP are thin Mini-ITX boards that tap Intel’s Apollo Lake and Skylake-U CPUs, respectively, each with triple displays and 4K. Avalue has launched a pair of “thin” Mini-ITX boards supporting Intel processors. The company never mentions the vertical dimension on the 170 x 170mm EMX-APLP and EMX-SKLUP motherboards, but the photos suggest […]

Using JavaScript to hack the web

4 hours 45 min ago
There's no lack of online resources for JavaScript, from courses that teach you the basics to tutorials on app creation. In this article—which doesn't require you to make your own apps, or even to have particularly deep product knowledge—I'll explain how to use JavaScript to create useful browser hacks that enhance your web experiences and boost productivity.read more

Linux desktop GUI GNOME celebrates its 20th birthday

6 hours 5 sec ago
Since the initial release of GNOME 1.0 in 1999, there have been 33 stable releases. That first release would set the framework for all future versions. It was based on the GIMP ToolKit (GTK+)... Its libraries are available for any application under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

Learn the basics of the ZSH shell

7 hours 14 min ago
Bash isn't bad. It gets the job done just fine, but have you ever considered what it'd be like if Bash had some extra features to make it more convenient to work with? That's more-or-less what ZSH is. It includes all of the features that you'd expect from Bash, but it also has some really nice additions to make your life easier. Actually, you'll be amazed at how much easier they make working in the command line.

Track your creative projects with mind-map software

8 hours 28 min ago
I'm a huge proponent of using mind maps in creative work, which you may know if you've read any of my previous articles or follow my podcast.read more

Runit is being maintained again

9 hours 43 min ago
I'm pleased to announce the resumption of maintenance on runit, an init and services management system, originally derived from daemontools by Gerrit Pape.

How to Scan Your Linux Computer for Viruses and Rootkits

10 hours 57 min ago
Malware is out there, even for Linux systems. Use these three open-source tools to thoroughly scan your Linux computer for viruses and rootkits.

How to write better error messages

12 hours 11 min ago
The first time a user encounters an application's documentation, it's not always with the user manual or online help. Often, that first encounter with documentation is an error message.Technical writers should be involved in writing error messages. It's an important, although often overlooked, part of the job. After all, error messages are documentation, albeit documentation that's embedded in the code.read more

How to secure your LAMP server

13 hours 26 min ago
The LAMP stack which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP/Python/Perl is a very popular combination of free and open-source software used to run millions of websites today.

New LibreELEC Kodi Linux distro update arrives

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 03:42:03 AM
Where Kodi really shines, however, is with Linux. More specifically, the best experience is when the media center is the star of the show. Luckily, there are some Linux distros that exist solely to run Kodi. One such popular distro is LibreELEC -- a fork of OpenELEC.

Setup Dual Boot Linux And Remix OS With GRUB Customizer

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 01:59:08 AM
?Remix OS is a famous android based Linux distro that has gained a wide name since its launch. Almost everyone who loves android and uses Linux distro knows it. I myself use it almost on a daily basis because it helps me to download and use my favorites apps that are available only on Android.

The Internet of Underwater Things: Open Source JANUS Standard for Undersea Communications

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 12:16:12 AM
Linux is found in many AUVs, such as the SeaBED and Bluefin-21, so we wondered if it might be involved in the JANUS, as well. As it turned out, one of the first JANUS acoustic modems was built around Linux code running on a BeagleBone Black.

3 new OpenStack guides

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 10:33:16 PM
If your job involves doing development or system administration in the cloud, you know how hard it can be to keep up with the quick pace of innovation. OpenStack is just one example of a project with lots of moving parts and a ton of amazing features that operators would benefit from becoming more familiar with.read more

Open comm protocol for AUVs embarks with BeagleBone based modem

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 08:50:20 PM
NATO’s open source JANUS standard for underwater communications is first appearing in a BeagleBone-based acoustic modem running Linux. Open standards exist for all manner of wireless and terrestrial communications, but so far none has emerged for underwater communications. Below the waves, submarines, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and undersea sensor stations use a hodgepodge of incompatible […]

Tips for finding partners open enough to work with you

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 07:07:25 PM
Imagine I'm working on the front line of an open organization, and I'm committed to following principles like transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration, community, accountability, and commitment to guide that front-line work. A huge problem comes up. My fellow front-line workers and I can't handle it on our own, so we discuss the problem and decide that one of us has to take it to top management. I'm selected to do that.read more

How to Install PostgreSQL and pgAdmin on FreeBSD 11

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:53:05 PM
PostgreSQL or in short Postgres, is an open source Object-Relational Database Management System (ORDBMS). In this tutorial, we will learn how to install PostgreSQL and pgAdmin on FreeBSD 11.

4 ways to find number of CPU-Cores in Linux

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 04:38:45 PM
In this article we are going to discuss about how to find number of CPU-Cores in Linux. Which will help us to find configuration of server.

Testing in production: Yes, you can (and should)

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 03:24:25 PM
I wrote a piece recently about why we are all distributed systems engineers now. To my surprise, lots of people objected to the observation that you have to test large distributed systems in production. It seems testing in production has gotten a bad rap—despite the fact that we all do it, all the time.Maybe we associate it with cowboy engineering. We hear "testing in production" and assume this means no unit tests, functional tests, or continuous integration.read more

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RancherOS: A tiny Linux for Docker lovers

Like the various Linux server and desktop distributions, the container-oriented Linux distributions mix and match various projects and components to construct a complete container infrastructure. These distros generally combine a minimal OS kernel, an orchestration framework, and an ecosystem of container services. RancherOS not only fits the mold, but takes the minimal kernel and the container paradigm to extremes. Read more

Review: System76’s Galago Pro solves “just works” Linux’s Goldilocks problem

The Linux world has long maintained a very specific rite of passage: wiping the default operating system from your laptop and plugging in a USB stick with your favorite distro's live CD. Some of us get a little, dare I say, giddy every time we wipe that other OS away and see that first flash of GRUB. Of course, rites of passage are supposed to be one-time events. Once you've wiped Windows or OS X a time or two, that giddiness vanishes—replaced by a feeling of annoyance, a kind of tax on being a Linux user. Read more

Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 3

After introducing yesterday a real GNOME vanilla session, let’s see how we are using this to implement small behavior differences and transforming current Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Read more

GNOME and Debian: Debian Turning 24, GNOME Turning 20

  • Debian Celebrates Its 24th Birthday
    Yesterday marked GNOME turning 20 while today Debian developers and users have its 24th birthday of the project to celebrate.
  • GNOME desktop environment for Linux and BSD is 20 years old today
    When many people think of Linux, they incorrectly assume it is an operating system. Actually, Linux is merely the kernel which many operating systems leverage. An actual operating system is compromised of many things, including a user interface -- after all, users need to interface with their computer! Most computer users will obviously want a graphical UI nowadays, and for BSD and Linux-based operating systems there are many such desktop environments from which to choose. One of the most popular environments is GNOME. Not only is GNOME a DE, but it has evolved into much more, such as a collection of apps and design rules (Human Interface Guidelines). Today, GNOME is celebrating a very important milestone -- it is an impressive 20 years old!
  • Happy birthday, GNOME!
    The GNOME desktop turns 20 today, and I'm so excited! Twenty years is a major milestone for any open source software project, especially a graphical desktop environment like GNOME that has to appeal to many different users. The 20th anniversary is definitely something to celebrate!
  • Linux desktop GUI GNOME celebrates its 20th birthday
    By 1997, there had long been graphical Unix and Linux graphical user interface (GUI) desktops, but none of them had gathered much support. KDE, which was destined to become a major desktop, had started in 1996, but it was still facing opposition for its use of the Qt license. The GNOME Project, founded by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero on August 15, 1997, was created to build a GUI without the use of any non-General Public License (GPL) software. Thus, a struggle began between the two Linux desktops, which continues to this day.