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How to Install OpenProject on CentOS 7

Monday 9th of April 2018 10:25:00 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure OpenProject on CentOS 7. OpenProject is an open source web-based management system for location-independent team collaboration. It's a project management software that provides features like task-management, team collaboration, scrum, and more.

Linspire 7.0 Service Pack 1 Released

Monday 9th of April 2018 09:10:40 PM
Today we are delivering Linspire 7 SP1 for general release. With this release we have several fixes and changes that we have made to Linspire. With this release we have resolved many of the issues that users had with our first release. Linspire 7 is the only desktop distribution that is supported for 10 years on the desktop. Linspire is deployed by many companies, government agencies and education facilities for their productivity, design and development workstations.

HP Unveils the Chromebook x2 as World's First Detachable Chromebook

Monday 9th of April 2018 07:56:20 PM
HP unveiled on Monday the HP Chromebook x2 as world's first detachable Chromebook device, a 2-in-1 computer powered by Google's Linux-based Chrome OS operating system.

Contribute at the Add-On Modularity and Kernel Test Days

Monday 9th of April 2018 06:42:00 PM
Fedora test days are events where anyone can help make sure changes in Fedora work well in an upcoming release. Fedora community members often participate, and the public is welcome at these events. If you’ve never contributed to Fedora before, this is a perfect way to get started. There are two upcoming test days this […]

12 Best GTK Themes for Ubuntu and other Linux Distributions

Monday 9th of April 2018 05:27:40 PM
Check out some of the beautiful GTK themes you can use for Ubuntu and other Linux distros that use GNOME

Rise of the Tomb Raider will release for Linux this month

Monday 9th of April 2018 03:33:18 PM
Just announced by Feral Interactive, Rise of the Tomb Raider will release for Linux this month after the Mac version.

The current state of Linux video editing 2018

Monday 9th of April 2018 11:43:20 AM
It's pretty well known that Linux is a big deal in modern movie making. Linux is the standard base, a literal industry standard for digital effects but, like all technology with momentum, it seems that the process of cutting footage still defaults mostly to a non-Linux platform. Slowly, however, as artists seek to simplify and consolidate the post-production pipeline, Linux video editing is gaining in popularity.read more

Weekend Reading: Sysadmin 101

Monday 9th of April 2018 04:05:04 AM
This series covers sysadmin basics. The first article explains how to approach alerting and on-call rotations as a sysadmin.

How many Linux users are there anyway?

Monday 9th of April 2018 02:10:42 AM
It depends on how you count them. If you include Android smartphones and tablets, there are more Linux users than any other operating system. On the desktop alone, it[he]#039[/he]s still only a few percent at most. But, there are still millions of desktop Linux users.

The Linux Foundation launches a deep learning foundation

Sunday 8th of April 2018 11:52:24 PM
Despite its name, the Linux Foundation has long been about more than just Linux. These days, it's a foundation that provides support to other open source foundations and projects like Cloud Foundry, the Automotive Grade Linux initiative and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Today, the Linux Foundation is adding yet another foundation to its stable: the LF Deep Learning Foundation.

How to Use Variables in Bash Programming?

Sunday 8th of April 2018 09:58:02 PM
Variables work as temporary storage for any programming language. Variables are used to store specific data. The most commonly used data type of variables are integer, string, float, double and Boolean. BASH variables can be used from terminal or on any BASH file. The use of different types of BASH variables are described in this tutorial by using many examples.

OPEN SOURCE WON. SO, NOW WHAT?

Sunday 8th of April 2018 06:42:31 PM
The government is now a little more open. This week, the White House released its first official federal source code policy, detailing a pilot program that requires government agencies to release 20 percent of any new code they commission as open source software, meaning the code will be available for anyone to examine, modify, and reuse in their own projects.

Making cloud-native computing universal and sustainable

Sunday 8th of April 2018 04:48:09 PM
I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to build an open source foundation from scratch the last couple of years by serving as the founding executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Since late 2015, the foundation has grown to comprise more than 200 members worldwide and 18 innovative cloud-native projects.

Canonical Releases Major Linux Kernel Update for Ubuntu 17.10 for Raspberry Pi 2

Sunday 8th of April 2018 02:53:47 PM
Canonical released a major Linux kernel update for Ubuntu 17.10 for Raspberry Pi 2, addressing various security vulnerabilities that were previously patched for 64-bit and 32-bit architectures earlier this week.

How To Register The Oracle Linux System With The Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)

Sunday 8th of April 2018 11:05:03 AM
ULN stands for Unbreakable Linux Network which is owned by Oracle. If you have a active subscription to Oracle OS Support, you can register your system with Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN). ULN offers software patches, updates, and fixes for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, as well as information on yum, Ksplice, and support policies. You can also download useful packages that are not included in the original distribution.

Best Programming Language

Sunday 8th of April 2018 09:10:41 AM
Surprise[he]mdash[/he]Python wins again!

MX Linux: A Mid-Weight Distro Focused on Simplicity

Sunday 8th of April 2018 07:16:19 AM
There’s something really keen within MX Linux—something directly borrowed from antiX—and that is the installation tool. When I first set up a VirtualBox VM to install MX Linux, I assumed the installation would be the typical, incredibly easy Linux installation I’d grown accustomed to. Much to my surprise, that antiX installer MX Linux uses could be a real game changer, especially for those on the fence about giving Linux a try. So even before I began kicking the tires of MX Linux, I was impressed. Let’s take a look at what makes the installation of this distribution so special, and then finally have a go with the desktop.

Debian GNU/Linux Operating System Is Now Supported on 64-bit RISC-V Hardware

Sunday 8th of April 2018 05:21:57 AM
If you want to use the Debian GNU/Linux operating system on 64-bit RISC-V devices, you should know that there's now an official port for the RISC-V 64-bit (riscv64) architecture in Debian infrastructure.

How to install NextCloud 13 on Ubuntu 16.04

Sunday 8th of April 2018 03:27:35 AM
NextCloud is one of the most popular free and open source self-hosted file sync and sharing application.

More in Tux Machines

Doxyqml 0.4.0

After almost two years, here comes a new version of Doxyqml, the QML filter for Doxygen. This new version adds a new command-line option: --namespace to wrap the generated C++ in a namespace, and makes the parser more robust. Nothing ground-breaking, but some nice changes nevertheless. What's interesting with this project is that I don't use it these days, but it still receives contributions from time to time. This puts me in the unusual position (for me) where most of my contributions to the project are reviewing code, cleaning things, a bit of infrastructure (I just added code coverage checks: 88%, not too bad) and release management. Surprisingly, I like doing this, I am happy to see this little tool remains useful enough that others keep it alive. Read more

Plasma 5.12.5, Applications 18.04.1 and Frameworks 5.46.0 by KDE now available in Chakra

On your next system upgrade you will receive all the latest versions of KDE’s Plasma, Applications and Frameworks, in addition to several other package updates. For more details and the full changelogs on KDE’s software releases, you can read the official announcements: Plasma 5.12.5 Applications 18.04.1 Frameworks 5.46.0 Other noteworthy package updates include wine 3.8, skypeforlinux 8.20.0.9 and pypy 6.0.0. Read more

SMTube review - Your train to Youtube

It's a no brainer. On the desktop, you go online, and you open a tab and you load Youtube, and then you play clips. But then, on mobile devices, you have dedicated applications, which usually offer a somewhat more efficient media experience. So, on the desktop, it's the browser way or the ... SMTube way? SMTube is a cross-platform Youtube player, which allows you to search and play videos from the popular media platform, with some additional search tweaks and filters, and extra download options, all this from the desktop, without having to keep a browser tab open. It's a convenient tool to use, and with the recent rewrite, it actually works, and it works fairly well. I decided to test to see what gives. [...] SMTube looks like a nice tool. It is not strictly necessary or needed, but it does allow you to have Youtube open and playing, even if you're not currently using your browser, i.e. you can use it like any other media player. This is nice, plus you get a clean and intuitive interface, decent search and filter options, and it's easy to change settings and configure additional players. You also have the option to download clips. I don't know where SMTube stands when it comes to Google, Youtube, but ordinary users will surely appreciate the extra flexibility they get with a media player rather than just a browser tab. Of course, you're not signed in, you don't get recommendations, comments or playlists, and such, so I guess there are benefits to going directly to Youtube. But if you're only after what Youtube can play without any socializing, SMTube is an excellent choice. It's had a rough ride, it never quite fully worked for me in my various distro reviews, but this new version is stable, robust and works well. At the very least, it's worth testing. Choo choo. Read more

GNOME Development/Developers

  • Nautilus Ability To Launch Binaries Or Scripts To Be Reverted, Might Be Implemented Differently
    It looks like the decision to remove the ability to run binaries and scripts from Nautilus file manager will be reverted. The change comes after some use cases appeared that the developers agreed they need to support, "especially for enterprise and content creators". One such use case that was mentioned as a reason for reverting this is a small "if then that" script for building HTML and PDF files, which uses Zenity to display a dialog, as well as notifications to display the progress. I find the use case being used as an example a bit weird because that's certainly not something common, like a self-extracting game script for instance.
  • Stickers in Riot
    The matrix.org protocol is flexible so this is a good example of how to add new features to the clients that uses matrix without the need to change the protocol. This is not a core feature because you can send images, but I think this is great and add a simple way to show reactions for the users, so as I was reading I thought that we can add this to Fractal, so I started to read how we can add support for this.
  • Talking at GPN 2018 in Karlsruhe, Germany
    Similar to last year I managed to attend the Gulasch Programmier-Nacht (GPN) in Karlsruhe, Germany. Not only did I attend, I also managed to squeeze in a talk about PrivacyScore. We got the prime time slot on the opening day along with all the other relevant talks, including the Eurovision Song Contest, so we were not overly surprised that the audience had a hard time deciding where to go and eventually decided to attend talks which were not recorded. Our talk was recorded and is available here.