KDE Plasma 5.9.5 released with some useful fixes
KDE Plasma 5.9.5 has been released today and it brings in some useful features as well as tons of bug fixes.
- [Video] A Linux Distro For The Cloud: PepperMint OS 7 Review
Tiny module and Nano-ITX dev board open up Qualcomm’s wearables SoC
Intrinsyc‘s 31.5 x 15mm “Open‐Q 2100 SOM” and Nano-ITX dev kit for wearables run Android 7.0 or Android Wear on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC.
Arca Noae "Blue Lion" Nearing Release, Letting OS/2 Live On
or those still having OS/2 software to run or just missing the days of OS/2, the software firm Arca Noae that is run by OS/2 veterans is preparing a new installment of the operating system with blessings from IBM.
Arca Noae is preparing this week to release their final beta of ArcaOS 5.0 "Blue Lion"to allow OS/2 software to run on modern hardware. Blue Lion can run on modern devices with USB support, AHCI / SATA, and other modern hardware compared to when OS/2 development ended in the late 90's. The final/GA release of ArcaOS 5.0 is expected soon.
Xed Text Editor: Can It Really Compete with Gedit and Pluma
There are many text editors available for Linux such as command line editors (vi, vim, nano and so) and GUI editors (Gedit, Pluma, Kate and so on). Linux always has space for new stuff but Xed isn't new and around from quite sometime.
Xed text editor offers most of the standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. It supports editing of multiple text files in a window (using Tabs) just like any other famous text editor. Support to encode UTF-8 files, compare files among others, syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation and manual indentation, printing, print preview support, and many other standard features.
- NeuLion MC Encoder V2.5 Adds Live HEVC 4K 10-bit Encoding for Linux Servers
Lil Tanks is a well polished and action packed side-scroller available for Linux
I've been playing Lil Tanks [Steam, Official Site] and I think it's a fantastic side-scrolling action game well worth a look.
Phoenix Point from the original creator of X-COM is now crowdfunding on Fig
I haven't been this excited for quite a while, the original creator of X-COM, Julian Gollop, and the rest of his studio Snapshot Games have put up Phoenix Point for crowdfunding on Fig.
I'm excited for a number of reasons: It will support Linux, it will be on both GOG & Steam and it looks very much like an evolution of the XCOM.
- Removing git-lfs
- Packet.net arm64 servers
- Quick guide for Linux check disk space
- Steps to make Linux Integration Services 4.1 work for you
- Libreswan based Ipsec VPN using preshared and RSA keys on Ubuntu
- How to Install MySQL 5.7 on Linux CentOS and Ubuntu
- Efficient barcode scanning with QZXing
- Why I like #2 z
- Transfer Files Between Linux and Mac with NFS Server
- ssh_scan: A SSH configuration and policy scanner for Linux and UNIX server
- How to increase and set upload size to 100MB in PHP-Apache
- KDevelop Docker integration - Proof of Concept
- Red Hat are looking to hire a Linux graphics stack developer
Red Hat Is Hiring Another Developer For Open-Source Graphics / GPU Compute
ed Hat is looking to hire another developer to specialize in advancing the open-source graphics stack.
In particular, this latest developer they are looking to have on their growing open-source graphics driver team is to focus on the GPU computing area but may carry over into general Linux GPU driver improvements too.
Desk Changer is a Wallpaper Slideshow Extension for GNOME
Have you been looking for a GNOME wallpaper slideshow extension? If so, you can stop.
In the comments to our recent post on the way GNOME handles wallpapers a number of readers asked whether GNOME had an image slideshow feature built in, without the need for third-party apps and the like.
The answer is yes, GNOME does. Sort of.
Minwaita: A Compact Version of Theme Adwaita for Gnome Desktop
As you may already know that Ubuntu is switching back to Gnome, this is the transition time for Ubuntu to switch back. Some creators are motivated and creating themes for Gnome desktop, which is a good thing and hopefully we shall see plenty of Gnome themes and icons around soon. As its name shows "Minwaita" it is minimal/compact version of Adwaita theme, the theme is available after some enhancements to make Gnome more sleek and more vanilla Gnome experience without moving to away from Adwaita's design. This theme is compatible with Gnome 3.20 and up versions. This theme was released back in November, 2016 and still in continuous development that means if you find any problem or bug in the theme then report it to get it fixed in the next update. Obsidian-1 icons used in the following screenshots.
Gnome Pomodoro Timer Can Help You Increase Productivity
If you are struggling with focus on something, it could be your work or study then try Pomodoro technique, this method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can read more about Pomodoro here.
Widget hierarchies in GTK+ 4.0
In GTK+3, only GtkContainer subclasses can have child widgets. This makes a lot of sense for “public” container children like we know them, e.g. GtkBox — i.e. the developer can add, remove and reorder child widgets arbitrarily and the container just does layout.
- Red Hat to Live Stream Red Hat Summit Press Conference and General Sessions
What’s new with RHEL 7 CGroups?
Since RHEL 6, CGroups have been a work in progress. So, in RHEL 7 features evolved through new Systemd commands like systemd-cgls, systemd-cgtop, and mainly systemctl set-property.
Still through Systemd, RHEL 7.0 brought the CPUShares (percentage of CPU), MemoryLimit (memory quota), and BlockIOWeight (percentage of block IO) main properties, allowing you to set some constraints on system resources.
- Red Hat Introduces Fully Containerized API Management Platform
- If You Lack Direction On Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), You Need to Read This
- Quick Review of Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Stock
- Debian is shutting down its public FTP services
- My school computers run Debian 8 with openbox!
Canonical Releases Linux Kernel Security Update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.10
Canonical announced the availability of an updated kernel patch for all supported Ubuntu Linux releases, addressing a security vulnerability discovered recently in the upstream Linux kernel.
- [Video] Ubuntu 18.04 Should Use KDE Plasma - Part 2
- [Video] KDE Plasma titlebar color theme on Ubuntu 17.04
Are You Still Run Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS? Attention Because It Is Reaching End Of Life This Week
On 26th April, 2012 the most beloved version of Ubuntu was released "Ubuntu 12.04 Precise" Long-Term support version, I still remember and miss that day when it was released. I personally used it a lot after "10.04 LTS" and still I use it for productivity because it is stable has a lot of stuff available developed by community such as applications, themes, icons, 3rd-party scripts for it and so on.
- NAB 2017: Wowza, Haivision make SRT protocol open-source
Release Update: Prometheus 1.6.1 and Sneak Peak at 2.0
After 1.5.0 earlier in the year, Prometheus 1.6.1 is now out. There’s a plethora of changes, so let’s dive in.
The biggest change is to how memory is managed. The -storage.local.memory-chunks and -storage.local.max-chunks-to-persist flags have been replaced by -storage.local.target-heap-size. Prometheus will attempt to keep the heap at the given size in bytes. For various technical reasons, actual memory usage will be higher so leave a buffer on top of this. Setting this flag to 2/3 of how much RAM you’d like to use should be safe.
Partners, Persistent Systems to build open source, FHIR-based platform for sharing clinical info [Ed: I don't think the author of this article understands what "Open Source" [sic] means]
Partners HealthCare has joined forces with Persistent Systems to build an open source platform for sharing clinical knowledge among healthcare providers, the companies announced on Tuesday morning.
The Linux Foundation and FSFE introduces new OSS resources
The open-source landscape can be tricky to navigate with the different projects, licenses, and compliance requirements. The Linux Foundation and Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) are announcing new resources to simplify free and open-source software license identification and compliance.
Open Source Groups Provide New Licensing Resources
Newcomers to free and open source software (FOSS) might be bewildered by the variety of licenses that dictate how users can use community offerings.
For example, the Open Source Initiative lists nine "popular licenses" and Wikipedia lists dozens more coming in a variety of flavors for different purposes. Those purposes include linking, distribution, modification, patent grant, private use, sublicensing and trademark grant.
Garanti Bank Romania implemented Allevo’s open source solution for processing payments
Garanti Bank Romania selected FinTP, Allevo’s open source solution to connect to SWIFTNet, ensuring compliance to SEPA standards and regulations, in order to optimize its operations. The bank continues, as such, to grow rapidly on the Romanian market, offering better services to its customers.
By adopting FinTP, Garanti Bank Romania benefits from a technology that drives cost reduction and conveys full control over the source code of the application, thus eliminating the vendor lock-in dependence, while gaining access to a transparent product development process and transparent product audit.
FinTP is distributed under the free GPL v3 open source license. This distribution model is different from what vendors in this industry practice, its main advantage being that it removes any dependence on the vendor.
States to Cut College Costs by Introducing Open-source Textbooks
These two states are moving to slash the astronomical costs of higher education by introducing open source textbooks.
The University System of Maryland awarded mini-grants to 21 recipients across 12 different universities for converting all of their reading materials to open source platforms for students. Between the 7 Maryland community colleges and 5 public four-year institutions, the initiative has the potential to save over 8,000 students $1.3 million in textbook costs over the Fall 2017 semester.
New York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is also moving to invest $8 million of the state budget into open source educational materials. The budget also included a new proposal that will provide free college tuition to any families or students in the state making less than $125,000 per year.
POCL Is Working On OpenCL-Over-CUDA With New Backend
POCL, the Portable Computing Language project, aiming to provide a portable OpenCL implementation for usage against different CPUs and back-ends, has been working on CUDA support.
Securing Docker, One Patch at a Time
Finding and fixing vulnerabilities is a good thing, according to Docker engineer Michael Crosby. In a standing-room only session at the DockerCon conference in Austin, Texas last week, Crosby went into detail on how the open-source container project deals with vulnerabilities.
What’s music to you? Ask this question to people & answers will different. Some would say that its how they enjoy life, some would say it helps them sleep better after a hard day’s work & for some it just make them feel good about them & their surroundings. It can be said without doubt that everybody loves music in one form or another & Linux lovers are no different.
This post is for those Linux lovers who enjoys music & are looking for a music player for their UBUNTU & Linux Mint systems. Though there are many music players available for Linux lovers but we have prepared a list of ‘Top 8 music players for Ubuntu and Linux Mint‘
deepin 15.4 is really beautiful in every single detail. The beauty of deepin lies on its simplicity, drop shadow and translucency style, with completeness of feature. All the beauty cost only around 730MB of RAM at idle time. It's so user-friendly until I believe kids can use GNU/Linux easier with this. It has its native applications that are fulfilling daily needs, complete in feature, and always with pretty look. The desktop menu understands the users, with greatly accessible features. The Control Center is great as well, making the users have complete control with less learning curve. I believe anyone formerly using Windows, MacOS, Android, even any GNU/Linux distro will be easy to switch to deepin 15.4.
The new Q4OS 'Orion' 1.8.4 stable release is out to implement several improvements and fixes. The most significant new feature is integration of alternative desktop environments into the native Q4OS 'Desktop profiler' utility. Users can now select alternative desktops to install and use alongside the default Q4OS Trinity desktop. LXQT support has been depreciated in Q4OS Orion, while we intend to support it thoroughly in the Q4OS 'Scorpion' edition. Icedove messaging application is no more available by the Q4OS installer, as it has been replaced by the real Thunderbird 45.8 release.
Linux Launcher turns your Android phone into command line interface
In case you’ve been dying to use Linux-like command line on your Android device – or you simply want people to stop playing with your phone – this app might be precisely what you’ve been looking for.
Available for free, Linux CLI Launcher is an unusual app launcher that turns your regular Android phone into a full-fledged command line interface.
ZTE announces 6-inch Android Nougat phone for $130
ZTE announced its new Max XL phone today, a Boost Mobile exclusive that features a 6-inch Full HD display and Android Nougat 7.1.1. The phone will cost only $129.99. It’s nice to see ZTE launching even its budget phones with updated Android software as well as a rear fingerprint sensor. But while the company is marketing the device as ideal for streaming videos and playing games, the puny 2GB of RAM will likely be quickly filled up. Still, for the price, users are getting a nice size display, which certainly is useful for watching videos, although the resolution isn’t high enough to make for a gorgeous display.
A new Android app for teaching kids how to read
Phoenicia is a new literacy application for Android developed by Michael Hall, an open source software developer, community manager, and technology evangelist currently working at Canonical, maker of Ubuntu. In this interview, he talks about the diagnosis of his oldest child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, his learning curve of Android development, and why user testing matters more than you think.
- N-day Nvidia, Android driver security flaw details revealed
- Android might be getting native drag-and-drop feature at some point
- Sony rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance
- Spotify brings its Behind the Lyrics annotations to Android
- There's a very good reason NOT to upgrade to Android 7.1.2 Nougat
- Android Messages v2.2 cleans up the setup for solo and group messaging, allows adding new people to conversations [APK Download]