- httpstat – A Curl Statistics Tool to Check Website Performance
- How To Upgrade GNOME Calendar to Version 3.22 in Ubuntu
- 5 Ways to Empty or Delete a Large File Content in Linux
- Make CentOS 7 MATE & Xfce ultra fine with Numix
- How to Install TeamViewer 12 on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu
- Importing .ics File from KOrganizer to GNOME Calendar
- How to Install and Use Ruby on Rails with PostgreSQL on CentOS 7
- Uncommon but useful GCC command line options - part 2
- Writing Arabic-Islamic Symbols in LibreOffice Writer (Unicode)
- How To Enable Shell Script Debugging Mode in Linux
- Redirect a Website URL from One Server to Different Server in Apache
- Uncommon but useful GCC command line options
- The Ninja build tool
- Install Security Patches or Updates Automatically on CentOS and RHEL
- How to Install Gitlab on Debian 8 (Jessie)
- How to hide OpenVPN behind HTTPS/SSL
- Raspberry Pi Barcode Scanner in Python
- Redirect Website Requests Based on the Browser Used (Chrome, Firefox or IE)
- Reasons to Learn Linux Commands for Multiple Linux Distributions
- What does configure actually run
- htop explained
- Your Guide to a Practical Linux Desktop With i3WM
- A Better ls Command
There’s a new MirAL release (0.5.0) available in ‘Zesty Zapus’ (Ubuntu 17.04) and the so-called “stable phone overlay” ppa for ‘Xenial Xerus’. MirAL is a project aimed at simplifying the development of Mir servers and particularly providing a stable ABI and sensible default behaviors.
- Ubuntu 16.04 Unity 8 + Overlay PPA
Nemo 3.2.0 With Unity Patches And Without Cinnamon Dependencies Available In New PPA For Ubuntu 16.04 And 16.10
Nemo 3.2.0 with Unity patches and without Cinnamon dependencies is available for Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10. To make it easy to go back to Nemo 2.8.0 for Ubuntu 16.04 users in case something doesn't work properly (because there were quite a few under the hood changes in Nemo), I decided to upload the latest Nemo 3.2.0 to a new PPA.
- List of PPA Repositories for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus
Sprint Pulls Back Android Leasing as Used Market Dips
Sprint, the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier, stopped leasing certain Android phones to customers after finding that the devices weren't holding their value on the used market.
- Finally you can say ‘OK Google’ to command Android Auto in your car
- What Nokia Android Phones Need to Get Right to Become a Success
- First Click: Will the ultimate Android phone be a Nokia?
- Android-powered Nokia smartphones coming early 2017
- Galaxy Note 5’s Android 7.0 Nougat update may be closer than we think
- Huawei has announced which of its phones will be updated to Nougat
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat appears to be rolling out already, at least for the General Mobile 4G Android One phone
- Android Wear: Will a 2017 Moto 360 Refresh the Platform?
- First look: Android 7.0 Nougat on OnePlus 3 + 3T
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Said to Have Already Begun Rolling Out
- Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung Galaxy Note 5 And Galaxy A Series 2016 Updates In Pipeline
- Android phone maker Blu pledges to replace Chinese software that stole user data
- Codemasters ports racing simulator F1 2016 from consoles to Android
HiFive1 Is an Open-Source, Arduino-Compatible RISC-V Dev Kit
Bay Area startup SiFive has announced the Freedom Everywhere 310 (FE310) system-on-chip — the industry’s first commercially-available SoC based on the free, open-source RISC-V architecture, along with the corresponding low-cost, Arduino-compatible HiFive1 development kit.
Samsung Defection From ARM to RISC-V.
It was always thought that, when ARM relinquished its independence, its customers would look around for other alternatives.
The nice thing about RISC-V is that it’s independent, open source and royalty-free.
And RISC-V is what Samsung is reported to be using for an IoT CPU in preference to ARM.
Neutralize ME firmware on SandyBridge and IvyBridge platforms
First introduced in Intel’s 965 Express Chipset Family, the Intel Management Engine (ME) is a separate computing environment physically located in the (G)MCH chip (for Core 2 family CPUs which is separate from the northbridge), or PCH chip replacing ICH(for Core i3/i5/i7 which is integrated with northbridge).
Is Linux the Right Choice for My Business?
In these hard-economic times, cutting expense is among the keys to the success of a business. Licensing costs can be a huge drain on the wallet of any service. Of course, Microsoft Windows servers are still the standard in a lot of offices, however, there is an unsung hero out there simply waiting to be discovered by more business-owners. This article is obviously describing Linux. While it does have some appeal in both the general public and economic sectors, it is widely used for servers and still not a really popular operating system for workstations but among geeks. Why? You might ask. Microsoft has the marketplace cornered and remains the norm simply by being the standard. This is not to state that Microsoft does not produce quality software application; this post indicates absolutely nothing of the sort. Microsoft got where they are today by their sweat and devoted developers, in no way is this article lessening the quality of Microsoft or their line of products.
Moving with SQL Server to Linux? Move from SQL Server to MySQL as well! [Ed: SQL Server DOES NOT (!) run on Linux]
Over the recent years, there has been a large number of individuals as well as organizations who are ditching the Windows platform for Linux platform, and this number will continue to grow as more developments in Linux are experienced. Linux has for long been the leader in Web servers as most of the web servers run on Linux, and this could be one of the reasons why the high migration is being experienced.
Does Linux community trust Microsoft?
Does actually Linux community like Microsoft? Does actually Linux community trust Microsoft? I cannot answer the first question for sure, but I have a sure answer for the second question.
For its fiscal 2015 year, Mozilla reported revenue of $421.3 million, up from $329.6 million that it reported Mozilla's revenue's have grown significantly over the last decade. The first year that Mozilla ever publicly disclosed its financial status was for its 2005 fiscal year, when the open-source organization generated $52.9 million in revenue.
Finance/ial issues: Open source wearable Angel shuts down
If you have a rotational disk, then Fedora 25 will be a little slow to boot and there is nothing you or I can do to fix it. But if you have an SSD, then you shall have no issues here. Other than that, I’m quite pleased with this release actually. Sure the responsiveness sucked the first time on, but as mentioned, it can be fixed, permanently. And the stability is also excellent. While I’m not a huge fan of the GNOMEShell (I think it’s stupid!), the ‘Classic’ session is also available, nonetheless. If you fancy giving it a go, then get it from here, but first make sure to read the release notes.
Snapping KDE Applications
For 20 years KDE has been building free software for the world. As part of this endeavor, we created a collection of libraries to assist in high-quality C++ software development as well as building highly integrated graphic applications on any operating system. We call them the KDE Frameworks.
Marble Maps 1.0 has been released
It’s finally done! I’m happy to tell you that Marble Maps version 1.0 has just landed in the Google Play Store (update: direct APK here if you are not using Google Play). We hope you like it as much as we do
Many thanks to all contributors who made this possible. Thanks to a multitude of performance improvements all over the place, vector rendering has become very fast. And thanks to the ever-improving vector tile creation toolchain we are able to provide a lot more data than I anticipated some weeks ago. For the first version there are Germany and 200 cities world-wide in full detail, as well as most European countries and the USA in high detail (up to tile level 13 or 15). For the rest of the world we provide medium detail at least (up to tile level 9). The plan, of course, is to provide full vector data for the whole world in the near future.
Long time no write
In KDE-land I’ve mostly been helping out porting and finishing up porting stuff to KDE frameworks. A lot of smaller stuff like krename and kregexpeditor, but also helping out finishing up the porting of e. g. okular, ktorrent and konsole. And of course also Filelight.
- Fuzzing Qt for fun and profit
- Kdenlive’s first bug squashing day
Plasma 5.8.4, Applications 16.08.3 and Frameworks 5.28.0 available in Chakra
As you have probably noticed, this move took a while to reach stable due to the issues with our main server, which resulted in a downtime of 2 days for our website and all the related services. There was nothing we could do, since our hosting provider experienced a major subsystem malfunction. The website might be a bit unstable or slow in the following days until the issue is properly fixed. We can only apologize for any inconvenience.
- Desktops DevRoom @ FOSDEM 2017: you are still on time to submit a talk
- Qt World Summit 2016 Webinar Series – Christmas Sessions
- Krita 3.1 Release Candidate
- KDevelop: Seeking maintainer for Ruby language support
- KDAB and Meiller – Tipper Truck App
- Introducing new KCM for network configuration
- WikiToLearn1.0 action plan is getting real
- Mentoring for Google Code-in – WikiToLearn
Finding a valid build order for KDE repositories
KDE has been lately been growing quite a bit in repositories, and it's not always easy to tell what needs to be build before, do i build first kdepim-apps-libs or pimcommon?
For years, one of the overlooked areas for the Linux desktop was access to “effective” parental controls. Back in 2003, I remember the now defunct Linspire (then known as Lindows) offered a proprietary option called SurfSafe. Surprisingly, at least back then, the product worked very well in providing accurate content filtering capabilities; something that was not,in fact, available and easy-to-use at that time.
Years later, an open-source alternative was released to the greater Linux community known as GNOME Nanny. Fantastic in terms of usage control, its web content web filter was laughably terrible. As expected, crowd-sourcing a filtering list isn’t a great solution. And like SurfSafe, the project is now defunct.
Fedora plus Moka icons plus some extra software, mainly coming from proprietary sources. I guess that's the best way to describe Chapeau. But then, what separates one distro from another if not a collection of decorations, as software is essentially the same, apart from a very small number of standalone distributions trying to develop their own identity with their own desktop environments and app stack, re: elementary or Solus + Budgie? Except they struggle, too.
Chapeau 24 is a nice effort to make Fedora friendlier, but then it does not achieve the needed result without pain. The biggest issues included a botched smartphone support. Samba woes and the horrible bootloader bug. Other than that, it behaved more or less the same way as the parent distro. Then again, why bother if you can pimp up Fedora without any loss of functionality?
I do like Chapeau Cancellara, but I cannot ignore the fact Fedora does the same with fewer problems. All in all, it's a welcome effort, but it needs more polish. It does not quite capture the heart the way Fuduntu did. And with some issues looming high above the distro, the grade can only be about 6/10. Most importantly, the bootloader setup must be flawless, and there's not excuse for small app errors that we've seen. We know it can do more. Anyhow, if you're not keen on any self-service round Fedora, this could be a good test bed for your games. A moderately worthy if somewhat risky and flawed experience.
The developers of Mofo Linux talk a good game. From the name’s origin in abusive street slang to its self-description on the home page as “Linux designed to defeat state censorship and surveillance,” Mofo presents itself as a champion of security and privacy. Nor is the claim unjustified. However, rather than putting security and privacy into the hands of ordinary users, Mofo simply presents the tools and leaves users to figure them out with a minimum of help. The result is a promising distribution that with only slightly more work, could be a leading one.
Just possibly, though, this approach is a deliberate tactic, and not the carelessness it appears. Based on Ubuntu, the current release of Mofo offers nothing different in the way of productivity tools. It uses Unity for a desktop, and its applications are the standard GNOME ones. In fact, Mofo shows such little interest in such matters that it does not bother to change the title bar in the installer from Ubuntu.
As we’re getting closer to the end of the year, Mageia has a present for you! We are very pleased to announce the release of Mageia 5.1!
This release – like Mageia 4.1 was in its time – is a respin of the Mageia 5 installation and Live ISO images, based on the Mageia 5 repository and incorporating all updates to allow for an up to date installation without the need to install almost a year and a half worth of updates. It is therefore recommended for new installations and upgrades from Mageia 4.
The new images are available from the downloads page, both directly and through torrents.