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The Queue: How did you discover Linux?

2 hours 5 min ago
Welcome to The Queue, a new Q[he]amp[/he]A column I[he]#039[/he]ll be writing for Opensource.com. Although typically I will be answering questions from readers, sometimes I[he]#039[/he]ll switch that around and ask readers a question. With Linux turning 25, I thought it would be interesting to see how we all discovered the operating system. I[he]#039[/he]ll start.

How to Install nginx and google PageSpeed on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

4 hours 6 sec ago
This tutorial shows how to build a nginx .deb package for Ubuntu 16.04 from source that has Google PageSpeed module compiled in. Nginx (engine-x) is an open source and high-performance HTTP server, reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 proxy server. The outstanding features of Nginx are stability, rich feature set, simple configuration and low resource consumption. Nginx is being used by some of the largest websites on the internet and is gaining more and more popularity in the webmaster community.

'Show-and-Tell' Cool Maker Projects on Hangouts

5 hours 14 min ago
This live Hangout show looks a lot like a DIY version of one of the morning shows on over-the-air TV -- and if there's any doubt that the maker movement thrives on open source, the first guest's project is all about Python and Arduino. Be sure to check out the cool Star Trek combadge. Beam us up, Mr. Shapiro!

Linux turns 25, with corporate contributors now key to its future

6 hours 28 min ago
What's the weather in hell today? Linus Torvalds has visited Microsoft at LinuxConOn August 25th, 1991, an unknown Finnish developer posted the following to the comp.os.minix newsgroup:…

First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

7 hours 43 min ago
Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit.

Preserving languages and cultures in India: The birth of the Tulu Wikipedia

8 hours 57 min ago
After eight years of effort and outreach, the Tulu language Wikipedia has gone live. Wikimedia contributors play a key role in preserving languages and cultures, and tools like the Wikimedia Incubator help new projects like the Tulu Wikipedia get started.read more

LinuxConsole 2.5 Screenshot Tour

10 hours 11 min ago
This release is designed to be used with children - it's easy to install on old computers with the included Windows Installer. A lot of games and music software are available for use. Both releases boot with BusyBox 1.24.2. Core software and libraries are stored on a Squashfs file system.

Raspberry Pi Foundation's Code Club teaches kids skills to compete in our digital world

11 hours 8 min ago
In a post-Brexit Britain, Code Club hopes to help provide more opportunities for children and young people to develop the skills that will help them compete in an increasingly digital world.read more

The Sad State of Docker

12 hours 6 min ago
I have always been a big fan of Docker and that is very visible if you regularly read this blog. However, I am very disappointed lately how Docker handled the 1.12 release. I like to think of version 1.12 as a great proof of concept that should not have received the amount of attention that it already received. Let’s dive deep into what I found wrong.

Glances (All in one Place)– An Advanced Real Time System Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

13 hours 3 min ago
Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool written in Python. We can say all in one place, like maximum of information in a minimum of space. It uses psutil library to get information from your system.

Configuring Gitab on Ubuntu Linux

14 hours 31 sec ago
Git has become the default version control system for much of the open source world. While Git hosting services like Github and Bitbucket are good and work well, they leave you dependent on those services for everything, including crucial factors like uptime and security. Aside from that, neither of those services are open source. Thankfully, an alternative exists in the form of Gitlab.

The 25 biggest events in Linux's 25-year history

14 hours 57 min ago
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.

Microsoft at LinuxCon: Building Open Source Cred One Conference at a Time

15 hours 54 min ago
To say that Microsoft and open source have a rocky history would be an understatement. This is the company that once famously called Linux "a cancer" and had been in the habit of attempting to discourage enterprise adoption of Linux with not-so-veiled threats of patent litigation and by sowing what the open source community came to call FUD, for "fear, uncertainty and doubt." There are many who remember the bad ol' days and still aren't ready to greet Microsoft with open arms. More and more, however, they're in the minority.

How long have you been using Linux?

16 hours 52 min ago
The Linux community is made up people who have been users for days, months, years, and even decades. How long have you been a Linux user?

Linus on Linuxs 25th birthday

17 hours 49 min ago
Linus Torvalds describes Linux[he]#039[/he]s secret origins.

Install PostgreSQL with phpPgAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04

18 hours 46 min ago
PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) that is suited for large databases and has many advanced features. Its emphasis is on extensibility and standards-compliance. PostgreSQL can handle workloads ranging from small single-machine applications to large Internet-facing applications with many concurrent users.

How Cloud Native Computing Is Evolving

Friday 26th of August 2016 06:25:27 AM
The path to cloud native computing isn't just about using containers and microservices. Here's how the cloud native approach is evolving.

Linus on Linuxs 25th birthday

Friday 26th of August 2016 05:28:16 AM
Linus Torvalds describes Linux's secret origins.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta Adds NVDIMM Support, Improves Security

Friday 26th of August 2016 04:31:05 AM
Red Hat announced that version 7.3 of its powerful Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system is now in development, and a Beta build is available for download and testing.

Tegra TK1 COM Express module runs Ubuntu at 15W

Friday 26th of August 2016 03:33:54 AM
Connect Tech has launched an Ubuntu-driven COM Express Compact Type 6 module with an Nvidia Tegra K1 and optional extended temperature support. Nvidia’s Tegra SoCs have faded fast in the smartphone world, but appear to be doing just fine in embedded, especially in automotive.

More in Tux Machines

Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'

Coding curmudgeon Linus Torvalds has gone off on yet another rant: this time against his own lawyers and free software activist Bradley Kuhn. On a mailing list about an upcoming Linux conference, a discussion about whether to include a session on the GPL that protects the open source operating system quickly devolved in an angry rant as its founder piled in. Read more

The Battle of The Budgie Desktops – Budgie-Remix vs SolusOS!

Ladies and gentleman, it’s the moment you have all been waiting for… the main even of the evening! In this corner, wearing Budgie trunks, fighting out of Ireland, created by Ikey Doherty, the man behind Linux Mint Debian Edition — SolusOS! And in this corner, built on the defending champion, also wearing Budgie trunks, aiming to be the next flavor of Ubuntu, Budgie-Remix! Read more

Leftovers: Software

  • 5 Cool Unikernels Projects
    Unikernels are poised to become the next big thing in microservices after Docker containers. Here’s a look at some of the cool things you can do with unikernels. First, though, here’s a quick primer on what unikernels are, for the uninitiated. Unikernels are similar to containers in that they let you run an app inside a portable, software-defined environment. But they go a step further than containers by packaging all of the libraries required to run the app directly into the unikernel.
  • Cedrus Is Making Progress On Open-Source Allwinner Video Encode/Decode
    The developers within the Sunxi camp working on better Allwinner SoC support under Linux have been reverse-engineering Allwinner's "Cedar" video engine. Their project is being called Cedrus with a goal of "100% libre and open-source" video decode/encode for the relevant Cedar hardware. The developers have been making progress and yesterday they published their initial patches that add a V4L2 decoder driver for the VPU found on Allwinner's A13 SoC.
  • Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 Milestone 3 Released For Linux Benchmarking
  • Calibre 2.65.1 eBook Viewer Adds Driver for Kobo Aura One and Aura 2 Readers
    Kovid Goyal released today, August 26, 2016, a new maintenance update of his popular, cross-platform, and open-source Calibre e-book viewer, converter and library management tool. Calibre 2.65 was announced earlier, and it looks like it's both a feature and bugfix release that adds drivers for the Kobo Aura One and Kobo Aura Edition 2 ebook readers, along with a new option to the Kobo driver to allow users to ignore certain collections on their ebook reader. The list of new features continues with support for right-to-left text and tables to the DOCX Input feature, as well as the implementation of a new option to allow users to make searching case-sensitive. This option can be found and enabled in the "Searching" configuration section under Preferences.
  • Calamares 2.4 Universal Installer Framework Polishes Existing Functionality
    A new stable version of the Calamares universal installer framework used by various GNU/Linux distributions as default graphical installer has been released with various improvements and bug fixes. Calamares 2.4 is now the latest build, coming two months after the release of the previous version, Calamares 2.3, which introduced full-disk encryption support. However, Calamares 2.4 is not as big as the previous update as it only polished existing functionality and address various annoying issues reported by users.
  • RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0
    Another Armadillo 7.* release -- now at 7.400. We skipped the 7.300.* serie release as it came too soon after our most recent CRAN release. Releasing RcppArmadillo 0.7.400.2.0 now keeps us at the (roughly monthly) cadence which works as a good compromise between getting updates out at Conrad's sometimes frantic pace, while keeping CRAN (and Debian) uploads to about once per month. So we may continue the pattern of helping Conrad with thorough regression tests by building against all (by now 253 (!!)) CRAN dependencies, but keeping release at the GitHub repo and only uploading to CRAN at most once a month.
  • Spotio Is A Light Skin for Spotify’s Desktop App — And Its Coming To Linux
    Spotify’s dark design is very much of its identity. No-matter the platform you use it on, the dark theme is there staring back at you. Until now. A bunch of ace websites, blogs and people I follow have spent the past 24 hours waxing lyrical over a new Spotify skin called Spotio.