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Microsoft's Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Still Suing Microsoft's Rivals, Microsoft Gags Its Staff Regarding Patent Matters

1 hour 50 min ago
Microsoft says it's pursuing "truce"; the patent trolls it has created and backed (Bill Gates still backs them at a personal capacity) feel differently

5 best features of the Dolphin file manager

3 hours 4 min ago
I like Dolphin, the default KDE file manager, a lot. I have used it for over 9 years. There are many features that I use regularly that I wouldn’t want to live without. In this post, I like to share my personal top 5. Some features are more obvious, others are hidden features.

What MMORPGs can teach us about leveling up a heroic developer team

4 hours 18 min ago
For the better part of a decade, I have been leading guilds in massively multiplayer role-playing games (MMORPGs). Currently, I lead a guild in Guild Wars 2, and before that, I led progression raid teams in World of Warcraft, while also maintaining a career as a software engineer. As I made the transition into software development, it became clear that the skills I gained in building successful raid groups translated well to building successful tech teams.

Great News! Linus Torvalds is Back in Charge of Linux

5 hours 33 min ago
Good news Linux folks. Linus Torvalds is back in charge of Linux. It remains to be seen whether Linus Torvalds has improved his behavior and become a gentler person or not.

Roughly 30 years after its birth at UK's Acorn Computers, RISC OS 5 is going open source

6 hours 47 min ago
Original Arm operating system relicensed under Apache 2.0 . Not to be outdone by the open sourcing of an early version of MS-DOS for Intel chippery, version 5 of RISC OS – arguably the original commercially successful Arm operating system – is going fully open source.…

How to Install Django on Ubuntu 18.04

8 hours 1 min ago
Django is a free and open source high-level Python web framework designed to help developers build secure, scalable and maintainable web applications.

Latest Lime SDR board builds on Raspberry Pi CM3

9 hours 16 min ago
The open spec, 125 x 65mm LimeNET Micro is Lime’s first fully embedded SDR board, featuring the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, MAX 10 FPGA, u-blox GNSS, RF transceiver, Ethernet with PoE, and optional enclosures. UK-based Lime Microsystems has returned to Crowd Supply to launch its first fully autonomous, embedded software defined radio (SDR) platform, and the first to include integrated PoE and GNSS.

PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator

10 hours 30 min ago
And the updated code of conduct is now live, tooWoke Linus Torvalds has returned from a four-week self-imposed exile to once again steer the Linux kernel, the widely used software project he founded nearly 30 years ago.…

Learn to Work with Bash, Linux, and Git

12 hours 59 min ago
Use of open source software leads to better and faster development, and wider collaboration, and open source skills are a very valuable form of currency in the job market. That’s why it’s worth checking out the Introduction to Open Source Software Development, Git and Linux, an online training course from The Linux Foundation.

Mozilla Firefox 63.0 "Quantum" Is Now Available for Download, Here's What's New

14 hours 13 min ago
The Mozilla Firefox 63.0 "Quantum" web browser is now available to download for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows, ahead of tomorrow's official launch.

Is VPN a Necessity for Linux Users?

15 hours 27 min ago
Let’s delve into what a VPN is and who needs one before exploring if a VPN is really necessary for Linux users.

Stealthy UK startup drops veil on next frontier of speech wizardry

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018 06:05:21 AM
The power's in the phone, not the cloud. If you've been amazed by Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana and Google Assistant, you might think continuous speech recognition is done and dusted – and that there are no mountains left to climb. However, a young British company has developed a radical new approach with spectacular results, based on low-level signal processing.…

Tiny NanoPi Duo2 SBC offers camera connector

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018 04:51:01 AM
FriendlyElec has launched a tiny, under $20 “NanoPi Duo2” board that updates the original Duo with an Allwinner H3, Bluetooth, a camera connector, and an optional 2G carrier board. FriendlyElec has spun out a modest upgrade to last year’s $13 (previously $8) NanoPi Duo.

How to Convert m4v to wav format in Ubuntu

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018 03:36:41 AM
In this article, we will explain how you can conveniently extract audio in wav format from your m4v video files on an Ubuntu system. The commands and procedures described in this tutorial have been run on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system.

Variables in BASH - Learn BASH | Part 2

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018 02:22:21 AM
Welcome to the second chapter of BASH scripting series in which we will discuss the topic variables. Did you know that every programming language has a way to let programmers declare variables in their programs? But what exactly are they and why do we need variables in programming? Read on below to learn more about variables.

How to install Paperwork DMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018 01:20:49 AM
Paperwork is a free, open-source and self-hosted personal document manager that can be used to manages scanned documents and PDFs. In this tutorial, we will install Paperwork on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

How to Compile Brotli from Source on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018 12:19:17 AM
Brotli is a generic-purpose lossless compression algorithm that compresses data using a combination of a modern variant of the LZ77 algorithm, Huffman coding and 2nd order context modeling, with a compression ratio comparable to the best currently available general-purpose compression methods.

Review: System76 Oryx Pro Laptop

Monday 22nd of October 2018 11:17:45 PM
My last MacBook Pro is now four years old, so it was time to shoparound again. After being underwhelmed by this generation of MacBooks,I decided to take the risk on a Linux laptop again. Oh my, an awful lot has changed in 15 years!

Eye Care: Best Free Linux Software to Look after your Eyes

Monday 22nd of October 2018 10:16:13 PM
Many people who regularly use computers suffer from eye strain and fatigue. Looking at a monitor for a long time can strain your eyes or can make any other problems you are having with your eyes seem more apparent. There is also research to show that late-night exposure to bright lights can affect sleep quality. This can be mitigated by reducing blue-light exposure.