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LXer: Wizznic! – Highly Addictive Open Source Puzzle Game

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 06:01:52 PM
This is an open source game inspired by the classic Puzznic, a tile-matching puzzle arcade game developed and produced by Taito in 1989. The game is way more than a clone of Puzznic. But like Puzznic, it’s a frighteningly addictive game. If you like puzzle games, Wizznic! is definitely a recommended download.

LinuxToday: Termux - Run Linux On Android Devices, No Rooting Required!

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 06:00:00 PM

Termux is an Android terminal emulator and Linux environment app that works directly with no rooting or setup required.

Phoronix: Mesa 17.3 With RADV Vulkan Running Great With Polaris, Starts To Outperform AMDGPU-PRO

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 06:00:00 PM
Yesterday I posted some fresh benchmarks of the RX Vega between the AMDGPU+RadeonSI/RADV open-source vs. AMDGPU-PRO drivers, which showed the pure open-source driver stack performing admirably well for the latest-generation AMD graphics architecture and the community-driven RADV Vulkan driver was even performing nicely. Due to how well RADV has matured during the Mesa 17.3 cycle, here are some benchmarks using a Radeon RX 580 "Polaris" graphics card showing off its more mature support for Vulkan.

Reddit: Ubuntu 17.10 | Ask Noah 31 | Jupiter Broadcasting

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 05:16:01 PM

Reddit: KDE Plasma 5.11.2 released!

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 04:55:38 PM

Reddit: This is getting out of hand now!

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 04:47:46 PM

LXer: How to install Nextcloud integrated with ONLYOFFICE using Docker

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 04:47:32 PM
Nextcloud is a free, open source file hosting solution, a fork of the ownCloud project that offers you the ability to run a cloud storage service that you administer and control yourself. If you are a Nextcloud user already, you can integrate ONLYOFFICE editors with Nextcloud following the instructions in this tutorial.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 04:22:28 PM
  • A REUSE compliant Curl

    The REUSE initiative is aiming to make free and open source software licenses computer readable. We do this by the introduction of our three REUSE best practices, all of which seek to make it possible for a computer program to read which licenses apply to a specific software package.

  • Cozy is a Promising New Audiobook Player for Linux Desktops

    A promising new audiobook player for Linux desktop has joined the shelves of open-source software. It’s called Cozy, uses GTK3, and is billed as providing a ‘modern’ front-end from which to browse your collection of talking books.

  • Calamares releases

    It’s been a quiet month for me for blogging, but one filled with unexpected and weird and not-really-bloggable things. There was a trip to Berlin, where I had the pleasure of meeing up with a bunch of KDE people whom I hadn’t seen for over a month. Long time. There was also an accident with maple syrup, I’m sure.

  • Some dreams about mageia 7

    As we released mageia 6 and we released Pulse 4.0 at work i had some time to think about what i would like to see, to do for mageia 7.

  • Red Hat honours IAG at its Innovation Awards for APAC

    Open source specialist Red Hat has announced that IAG has won the top honour at the 2017 Red Hat Innovation Awards for Australia and New Zealand.

    Red Hat says IAG has been chosen due to its outstanding and innovative usage of Red Hat solutions, and for the positive impact they have created in accelerating innovation through open source.

  • Updated Settings Application in Fedora 27 Workstation

    Fedora 27 Workstation is slated for release later in the year, and it ships with version 3.26 of GNOME. One of the awesome changes from upstream GNOME that is shipping in Fedora 27 is the re-designed Settings application. The new Settings has moved from a grid layout to a side panel, and several of the pages — like the display configuration — are also redesigned.

  • What I have found interesting in Fedora during the week 42 of 2017
  • The Official Ubuntu 17.10 ‘Artful Aardvark’ T-Shirt Is Here

    An official Ubuntu 17.10 t-shirt is now available to buy from Canonical’s online store.

    Canonical has produced mascot t-shirts for each release since Ubuntu 8.04 LTS ‘Hardy Heron’.

    The latest design is a dark blueish¹ color and boasts a bright orange aardvark mascot in the centre. The reverse of the shirt reads “Artful Aardvark 17.10” in orange text.

  • The Essential Phone gets a $200 price drop, now $499
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TuxMachines: Container OS Options and CoreOS Review

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 04:21:49 PM
  • Container OS options abound: Make the right choice

    When matching a container OS to a host OS, consider interoperability, but also be realistic in the overall enterprise application set. Some organizations maintain a cadre of Microsoft Windows Server applications for aspects such as productivity support while they build out a Linux presence. These IT teams should focus on Linux OS options to match that shifting development focus. Select an easy-to-work-with container OS that will ease the transition from Windows Server.

  • CoreOS review: Linux for containers and Kubernetes [Ed: Site/network locks reviews behind paywalls now]

    CoreOS Container Linux is an open-source container operating system designed to support Kubernetes. The CoreOS flavor of container infrastructure management uses the Rocket or Docker container engine, Etcd for service discovery and configuration, Flannel for networking, and Kubernetes for container management. Unique among container operating systems, CoreOS offers a continuous stream of automated updates that, in theory, do not affect running applications. That’s because they run in containers.

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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation Messages to the Media

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 04:20:55 PM
  • The Linux Foundation Announces 27 Recipients of LiFT Scholarships

    OPEN SOURCE SUMMIT EUROPE -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, has announced the recipients of its 2017 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarships. LiFT provides advanced open source training to existing and aspiring IT professionals from around the world.

    This is the seventh year The Linux Foundation has awarded training scholarships. Seventy-five scholarships worth more than $168,000 have been awarded to date to current and aspiring IT professionals who may not otherwise be able to afford specialized training. Scholarship recipients receive a Linux Foundation training course and certification exam at no cost.

  • Two new open-source security projects are joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    The organization at the heart of modern open-source cloud-computing standards has taken another two projects under its umbrella, tackling container security for the first time.

  • The Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds two security projects to its open source stable

    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is probably best known for being the home of the Kubernetes container orchestration project, but there plenty of other projects that now fall under the organization’s umbrella. All of them focus on bringing the kind of modern cloud-native tooling that companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and others take for granted to a wider range of users.

    Today, the CNCF is expanding its stable with the addition of the Docker-incubated Notary and The Update Framework (TUF), which was originally developed by professor Justin Cappos and his team at NYU’s Tandon School of engineering. These are actually related projects. Notary, which can provide a layer of trust to any content, is actually an implementation of the TUF.

  • Linux Foundation Debuts Community Data License Agreement

    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the Community Data License Agreement (CDLA) family of open data agreements. In an era of expansive and often underused data, the CDLA licenses are an effort to define a licensing framework to support collaborative communities built around curating and sharing “open” data.

  • Linux Foundation creates a framework for sharing open data

    The Linux Foundation wants to open up the use of data in much the same way it has helped make open-source software a technology force to be reckoned with.

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TuxMachines: Mesa 17.3 Coming Soon

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 04:20:13 PM
  • Mesa 17.3 By The Numbers

    With Mesa 17.3 having been branched yesterday and the first release candidate issued for this quarterly feature update, here's a look at some of the development numbers for this Q4'17 Mesa update.

  • Mesa 17.3 Has Been Branched

    Mesa 17.3 has been branched ahead of its expected stable debut in mid-to-late November.

    Emil Velikov of Collabora this morning created the 17.3 branch of Mesa from which weekly release candidates will come before declaring the Mesa 17.3.0 stable release a few weeks down the road.

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TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 04:16:57 PM
  • Google Debuts Software to Open Up Quantum Computers for Chemists

    The software, which is open-source and free to use, could be used by chemists and material scientists to adapt algorithms and equations to run on quantum computers.

  • How Open Source boosts the Big Data-Driven Business

    Open Source offers fertile ground for digital transformation. Though Open Source revolutionised software, it now has an impact in larger business fields and this phenomenon is way older than the Big Data revolution we are currently living through.

    Open Source refers to software licenses that can be freely redistributed, accessed and utilised to create derivative works. The source code is made available for the public and often results from collaboration between programmers.

  • Polhemspriset 2017

    I accept this prize, not as a single inventor or brilliant mind of anything, but like the captain of a boat with a large and varying crew without whom I would never have reached this far. I’m excited that the nominee board found me and our merry project and that they were open-minded enough to see and realize the value and position of an open source project that is used literally everywhere. I feel deeply honored.

  • Mozilla and Tactical Technology bring The Glass Room to London

    The Glass Room’s sleek, minimalist storefront located in London’s busy West End is no accident. Shoppers may enter with an expectation to browse and buy the latest technology, yet they leave with a greater understanding that for many companies, we have become the product and our personal data has become a commodity.

  • Neo4j Donates Cypher for Apache Spark to openCypher project: Open Source Contribution Makes 'SQL for Graphs' Available on Apache Spark

    Neo4j, the market leader in connected data, today announced that it has donated an early version of Cypher for Apache™ Spark® (CAPS) language toolkit to the openCypher project. This contribution will allow big data analysts to incorporate graph querying in their workflows, making it easier to bring graph algorithms to bear, dramatically broadening how they reveal connections in their data. Developers of Spark applications now join the users of Neo4j, SAP HANA, Redis Graph and AgensGraph, among others, in gaining access to Cypher, the leading declarative property graph query language. This also expands the tooling available to any developer, under Apache 2.0 licenses from the openCypher project.

  • VoltDB Extends Open Source Capabilities for Development of Real-Time Applications

    VoltDB, the enterprise-class translytical database that powers business-critical applications, today announced it is expanding its open source licensing to enable developers to rapidly build, test and deploy real-time applications with the VoltDB data platform. Developers can now access the power of the VoltDB platform with no additional fees, reducing the cost of application development and accelerating the testing and deployment of more advanced database capabilities in production environments.

  • Open Source Helps Healthcare Orgs Adapt to IT Advancements

    Open source software is gaining popularity in healthcare as organizations use it to quickly adopt new technology that further advances IT solutions. This continued adoption encourages vendors to offer open source software to help meet the IT demand.

    PrismTech recently announced that it’s expanding its Vortex data distribution service (DDS) to include an open source option, Eclipse Cyclone. Users have access to the full source code supported by the Eclipse Foundation.

  • Rubicon Project Launches Open Source Server-Side Header Bidding Closed Beta
  • Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments Secures $6.8 Million Series A Funding
  • Public Money? Public Code!
  • How open government is helping with hurricane relief

    Just weeks after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, two more "unprecedented" hurricanes made their way to the southeastern United States. Although changes in Hurricane Irma's path spared Florida from the bulk of the damage, both Irma and Maria directly hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Hurricane Maria was particularly devastating for the more than 3.5 million American citizens living in these U.S. Caribbean territories. The CEO of Puerto Rico's sole electric company indicated that the grid had been "basically destroyed." Without electricity, communications were severely limited.

    In the aftermath of a natural disaster, embracing open government principles—such as open data, collaboration between citizens and government, and transparency—can save lives.

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  • The MNT Reform: a modular, open source hardware, blob-free laptop inspired by classic PCs

    Lukas F. Hartmann grew up on PCs like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amiga 500, and while he appreciates the power and portability of modern laptops, he missed the character and invitation of experiment in these classic PCs.

  • Testing javascript in a dockerized rails application with rspec-rails
  • Learning Data Science

        

    In my last few articles, I've written about data science and machine learning. In case my enthusiasm wasn't obvious from my writing, let me say it plainly: it has been a long time since I last encountered a technology that was so poised to revolutionize the world in which we live.

    Think about it: you can download, install and use open-source data science libraries, for free. You can download rich data sets on nearly every possible topic you can imagine, for free. You can analyze that data, publish it on a blog, and get reactions from governments and companies.

    I remember learning in high school that the difference between freedom of speech and freedom of the press is that not everyone has a printing press. Not only has the internet provided everyone with the equivalent of a printing press, but it has given us the power to perform the sort of analysis that until recently was exclusively available to governments and wealthy corporations.

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TuxMachines: Security: Updates, Kaspersky Code, FUD, WPA2, and Crippling Crypto

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 04:14:06 PM

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Reddit: Is Anti-Virus on Linux Needed?

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 03:03:50 PM

TuxMachines: FOSS Events

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 02:44:00 PM

TuxMachines: Games Leftovers

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 02:41:35 PM

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TuxMachines: Games Leftovers

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 02:41:35 PM

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Reddit: How linux is built...

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 02:37:54 PM

LXer: Top 5 Linux pain points in 2017

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 02:18:52 PM
As I discussed in my 2016 Open Source Yearbook article on troubleshooting tips for the 5 most common Linux issues, Linux installs and operates as expected for most users, but some inevitably run into problems. How have things changed over the past year in this regard?

Linux.com: Flexibility, Choice, and Open Source Drive Oracle’s Cloud Focus

Tuesday 24th of October 2017 02:15:47 PM
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