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Reduce your Apache TIME_WAIT connections

1 hour 7 min ago
If you manage an Apache server, you may be noticing a large amount of TIME_WAIT connections all of the time. Don't get me wrong, TIME_WAIT is a good thing.. it basically means that your server has closed the connection, but it's being kept around so any delayed packets matched to the connection can be handled properly. We can reduce them, however.

Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Hi-Fi System with RuneAudio

2 hours 21 min ago
RuneAudio is a powerful open-source media center that can turn your Raspberry Pi into a DIY Hi-Fi system. Learn the simple setup process.

KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements

3 hours 35 min ago
KDE today announced the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment.

Download Video From The Command Line With Youtube-dl

4 hours 50 min ago
People have wanted to download videos from YouTube since the very beginning. Several methods have worked over the years, but youtube-dl provides the most direct and reliable approach. Youtube-dl is a Python script that pulls videos straight from YouTube and can format them on your computer. It can also separate audio or subtitles from videos.

Mozilla Thimble Gets a Makeover

Wednesday 24th of May 2017 05:54:39 AM
We’re introducing major upgrades for our educational, browser-based code editor. Learning to code—from getting the hang of HTML tags to mastering the nuances of JavaScript—shouldn’t be a challenge.

Why productivity shouldn't be the key measure of agile transformation

Wednesday 24th of May 2017 04:40:19 AM
As a principal agile coach, my focus is to energize and inspire developers to adopt and follow through on the agile frameworks across our teams. Initially, I failed, as I didn't really understand the mindset of teams that have been working in an open source ecosystem. My assumption was that since agile and open source values align so closely, the barrier for adopting agile frameworks would be low and our people would take to it like fish to water.read more

Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai Are Out Now on Linux and SteamOS

Wednesday 24th of May 2017 03:25:59 AM
As expected, Feral Interactive today announced the availability of the Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai games on Linux and SteamOS platforms.

Cloud migrations: Pharma CIO shares best practices, pitfalls

Wednesday 24th of May 2017 02:11:39 AM
Q&A with Nathan McBride, CIO of Amag Pharmaceuticals, on his cloud migration.

Chef expands its cloud and container menu

Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:57:18 AM
Chef, the popular DevOps company, has expanded its Chef Automate program to handle cloud-native and container-first server environments.

Three Portable Ways To Connect Ubuntu To Internet

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:42:58 PM
?Most of you have probably used a dial-up connection or wired connection to access the resources available on the World Wide Web. But what if you’d just bought a new desktop or laptop and you don’t have the resources (router, modem, etc) to connect to the Internet. I’ll cover the three possible methods you could remedy that along with pros + cons and take note when I say portable you should get the humor because desktops just don’t blend in :P

RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 10:28:38 PM
After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

Open source LimeNET SDR computers run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 09:14:18 PM
Lime Micro has launched three open source “LimeNET” SDR systems that run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core CPUs, including one with a new LimeSDR QPCIe board. Lime Microsystems has gone to Crowd Supply to launch three fully open source LimeNET computers for software defined radio (SDR) applications. The systems run Ubuntu “Snappy” Core Linux on […]

The Family Dashboard

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:59:58 PM
I've written a little about PHP before, because I think it's a greatutility language for writing quick things you need to do. Plus, itallows you to use a web browser as your interface, and everyone hasa web browser. That makes it very convenient for my family, because Ican make simple web interfaces for the various things I normally have todo from the command line.

How to say "no" for the sake of your customers

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:45:37 PM
When you're working in an organization where statements like "Good ideas can come from anyone" and "Experiment! We learn more from our mistakes than our successes!" are commonplace, does saying "no" create a contradiction that impedes adaptability and inclusivity?The answer depends on how you say "no" and the things you say "no" to.read more

Calibre A Free And Open Source Ebook Management System For Linux

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 05:31:17 PM
Having ebooks is really a good thing. It can be read anywhere, you get free from the hassle of storage and many more benefits. But it creates a problem when you got an enormous number of ebooks also in various formats. You will have the problem of searching perfect ebook you want to read at a time, you have to maintain various kind of software for every format and much more.

Linux Uniq Command Tutorial for Beginners (10 examples)

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 04:16:57 PM
The uniq command reports or even deletes repeated lines in a file. In this article, we will discuss uniq through easy to understand examples.

An introduction to Libral, a systems management library for Linux

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:02:37 PM
Linux, in keeping with Unix traditions, doesn't have a comprehensive systems management API. Instead, management is done through a variety of special-purpose tools and APIs, all with their own conventions and idiosyncrasies. That makes scripting even simple systems-management tasks difficult and brittle.read more

SteamOS Now Based on Debian 8.8 with Linux 4.11, Uses Mesa Instead of AMDGPU-PRO

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 01:48:17 PM
After a long wait, Valve pushed earlier a new update of its Debian-based SteamOS gaming operating system to the brewmaster_beta channel with some major improvements.

Improved high DPI display support in the pipeline

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 12:33:57 PM
Support for high DPI monitors has been included in Fedora Workstation for some time now. If you use a monitor with a high enough DPI, Fedora Workstation automatically scales all the elements of the Desktop to a 2:1 ratio, and... Continue Reading →

Supreme Court makes it much harder for patent trolls to sue in East Texas

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:19:37 AM
In a unanimous decision, the justices held that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which handles all patent appeals, has been using the wrong standard to decide where a patent lawsuit can be brought. Today's Supreme Court ruling in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods enforces a more strict standard for where cases can be filed. It overturns a looser rule that the Federal Circuit has used since 1990.

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.