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Open Source adoption in Education Sector: Interview with Patrick Masson from OSI

Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

LinuxCareer: With the perceived growth of FLOSS deployments in the world's education sector, we wanted to try to confirm our intuition.

Parrot Security OS 3.5 Ethical Hacking Distro Brings Cryptkeeper, Kernel 4.9.13

Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:00:00 PM

The Parrot Security OS 3.5 release comes a little over two months after the first and also the last maintenance update to the Parrot Security OS 3.4 series

Ubuntu Linux Remove/Delete PPAs apt-get command

Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:00:00 AM

Nixcraft: A PPA is an acronym for Personal Package Archive.

Asus Tinker Board Review: First Impressions

Thursday 9th of March 2017 03:00:00 AM

OSSblog: The Asus Tinker Board is a new ARM-based single-board computer (SBC) which stands out from the crowd.

How an amateur opera singer uses MuseScore

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:00:00 PM

How one music teacher discovered open source with MuseScore.

A Look at HASSbian: Raspberry Pi for Home Automation

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 10:00:00 PM

 piboards: A look at HASSBian, a home automation system for the Raspberry Pi with Home Assistant server.

MOC - The Best Music Player for Your Linux Console

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

MOC (Music On Console) is a Music player app for Linux/Unix Command Line Interface designed to be simple and robust enough to run smoothly without significantly affecting other I/O operations.

What's new in the Skype for Linux beta

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 08:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Video-conferencing finally comes back to Microsoft's Skype for Linux.

Get started podcasting and producing video on Linux

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: Interested in producing your own podcast or video series entirely from a free software-fueled, Linux-powered computer?

Samba 4.6 Supports Uploading of Printer Drivers from Windows 10 Clients, More

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:00:00 PM

softpedia: Samba 4.6 is a major release that has been in development for the past few months and includes numerous new features, as well as dozens of improvements over previous versions.

9 Reasons to Contribute to an Open Source Project

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:00:00 PM

Datamation: More individuals and organizations than ever before are contributing to open source projects.

Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Developers know Dell has a great Ubuntu Linux powered programmer's laptop, the XPS 13.

HandBrake 1.0.3 Open-Source Video Transcoder Improves 2-Pass x265 Encoding, More

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 03:00:00 PM

On the video front, the HandBrake 1.0.3 update addresses various issues and memory leaks for libav and OpenCL

An Elegant Simple Weather Indicator for Linux

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:00:00 PM

 FOSSmint: Simple Weather Indicator is the simplest weather indicator app you can use on Unity and Gnome desktops.

Google Cloud Container Builder is here for all of your Docker builds

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:00:00 PM

jaxenter: Creating Docker containers is easier than ever thanks to this new Google tool.

HackerOne offers bug bounty service for free to open-source projects

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:00:00 PM

Open-source projects will get free access to the professional version of the HackerOne platform to run their own security programs.

Firefox 52 Brings WebAssembly and Security fixes

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 03:00:00 AM

eWEEK: The biggest new feature in Firefox 52 is support for the WebAssembly standard

Build a smart garden with these 3 DIY Arduino projects

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:00:00 PM

Take your backyard garden to the next level with these DIY projects.

CryptoGo An Easy Way To Encrypt And Password Protect Your Files

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:00:00 PM

ostechnix: CryptoGo is a commandline file encrypter utility written in Go programming language.

6 Basic Network Commands in Linux

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

This Linux tutorial covers some basic network commands which can be useful when troubleshooting networking problems

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

  • Blockchain Startups Venture Beyond Bitcoin
    Bitcoin is the most widely-known example of blockchain-based technology, but many of today's startups are looking past the cryptocurrency and towards other, more business-friendly implementations. European blockchain startup incubator Outlier Ventures and Frost & Sullivan have mapped out the blockchain startup landscape, identifying several key areas of activity. It outlines possible paths to success following a busy year for blockchain investments.
  • Another Sandy Bridge Era Motherboard Now Supported By Coreboot
    The Sapphire Pure Platinum H61 is the latest motherboard to be supported by mainline Coreboot for replacing the board's proprietary BIOS.
  • OSI Welcomes the Journal of Open Source Software as Affiliate Member
    The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), a global non-profit organization formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source software and communities, announced that the Journal Of Open Source Software (JOSS), a peer-reviewed journal for open source research software packages, is now an OSI affiliate member.
  • Open source project uses Docker for serverless computing
    Serverless computing has fast become a staple presence on major clouds, from Amazon to Azure. It’s also inspiring open source projects designed to make the concept of functions as a service useful to individual developers. The latest of these projects, called simply Functions as a Service (FaaS) by developer and Linux User contributor Alex Ellis, uses Docker and its native Swarm cluster management technology to package any process as a function available through a web API.
  • PyCharm 2017.1, MicroStrategy 2017.1, Next.js 2.0, and Ubuntu 17.04 final beta released — SD Times news digest: March 27, 2017
  • Open source JavaScript, Node.js devs get NPM Orgs for free
    The SaaS-based tool, which features capabilities like role-based access control, semantic versioning, and package discovery, now can be used on public code on the NPM registry, NPM Inc. said on Wednesday. Developers can transition between solo projects, public group projects, and commercial projects, and users with private registries can use Orgs to combine code from public and private packages into a single project.
  • Slaying Monoliths at Netflix with Node.js
    The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company went from delivering content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms, to supporting all modern browsers, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and beyond. He also looks at how this led to radically modifying their delivery framework to make it more flexible and resilient.
  • Mudlet, the open source MUD client has a new major stable build available
    I don't know how many of you play MUDs, but Mudlet, an open source cross-platform MUD client has hit version 3.0.

today's howtos

Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is, as the name suggests, a very minimal Linux distribution which can be run live from a CD, DVD or USB thumb drive. One of the things which set Minimal Linux Live (MLL) apart from other distributions is that, while the distribution is available through a 7MB ISO file download, the project is designed to be built from source code using a shell script. The idea is that we can download scripts that will build MLL on an existing Linux distribution. Assuming we have the proper compiler tools on our current distribution, simply running a single shell script and waiting a while will produce a bootable ISO featuring the MLL operating system. Yet another option the MLL project gives us is running the distribution inside a web browser using a JavaScript virtual machine. The browser-based virtual machine running MLL can be found on the project's website, under the Emulator tab. This gives us a chance to try out the operating system in our web browser without installing or building anything. I decided to try the MLL build process to see if it would work and how long it would take if everything went smoothly. I also wanted to find out just how much functionality such a small distribution could offer. The project's documentation mostly covers building MLL on Ubuntu and Linux Mint and so I decided to build MLL on a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 I had running in a virtual machine. The steps to build MLL are fairly straight forward. On Ubuntu, we first install six packages to make sure we have all the required dependencies. Then we download an archive containing MLL's build scripts. Then we unpack the archive and run the build script. We just need to type four commands in Ubuntu's virtual terminal to kick-start the build process. Read more

GCC Compiler Tests At A Variety Of Optimization Levels Using Clear Linux

For those curious about the impact of GCC compiler optimization levels, a variety of benchmarks were carried out using GCC 6.3 on Intel's Clear Linux platform. Read more Also: LLVM 4.0.1 Planning, Aiming For Better Stable Releases