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Global Average Internet Connection Speed Reaches 6.3 Mbps in 3Q16

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 03:00:00 AM

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Akamai's Third Quarter 2016, State of the Internet Report shows a 21 percent year-over-year increase in the global average internet connection speed.

Nmap 7.40 Holiday Release: a dozen new NSE scripts, hundreds of new fingerprints, new Npcap, faster brute forcing, and more...

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 11:00:00 PM

Happy holidays from the Nmap Project!  In case your Christmas break plans involve a lot of port scanning, we're delighted to announce our holiday Nmap 7.40 release!

5 rock-solid Linux distros for developers

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 10:00:00 PM

 InfoWorld: Developers want power, flexibility, stability, and ease, and these Linux distributions have it all.

How to wirelessly manage, control, and access your Android phone from Linux using Airdroid

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 09:00:00 PM

HowToForge: What if you could access your phone from your computer?

How to find Android apps that respect user privacy

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 08:00:00 PM

Have you ever downloaded an Android app only to find that it wants access to all your phone's features and all of your data?

Install Linux Kernel 4.9 In CentOS and Ubuntu

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:00:00 PM

 ostechnix: This guide explains how to install latest stable Linux Kernel version in CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, and Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

How to Use Tar Command Effectively in Linux For Good Backup Solution

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 06:00:00 PM

 2daygeek: Tar is the most commonly used command in Linux for creating a archive file.

3 Useful GUI and Terminal Based Linux Disk Scanning Tools

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 05:00:00 PM

One of the first things you can always investigate is filesystem inconsistency or errors and there is no other better utility for performing this other than fsck.

Play Netflix on Linux with Firefox

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxConfig: Netflix and Linux have a somewhat troubled past.

New BlackArch Linux ISOs Roll Out with Kernel 4.8.13, over 1600 Hacking Tools

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 03:00:00 PM

Among the improvements included in BlackArch Linux 2016.12.20, we can mention that all the in-house build BlackArch tools have received new versions

BusyBox 1.26.0, the Swiss Army Knife of Linux, Released with Over 200 Changes

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 02:00:00 PM

BusyBox 1.26.0 is an unstable build and arrives six months after the release of BusyBox 1.25.0 development version

4 Most Common Myths About Tor You Should Learn About

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 01:00:00 PM

 MakeTechEasier: TOR has become such a popular application that many people trust it completely without knowing how it works.

Where Does Ubuntu Fit Into the Internet of Things?

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:00:00 AM

Datamation: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, talks about IoT and definitively answers the question about whether he has plans for an Ubuntu smartwatch.

Dell EMC joins The Linux Foundation's OpenSDS Project

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 03:00:00 AM

CIO.com: The company is also making its first code contribution to the project.

5 Essential LibreOffice Writer Tips to Improve Your Productivity

Tuesday 20th of December 2016 11:00:00 PM

 MakeTechEasier: If you are using LibreOffice as your primary office suite, make sure you are using these LibreOffice writer tips to improve your productivity and efficiency.

OpenSSH 7.4 Removes Server Support for the SSH-1 Protocol, Adds New Features

Tuesday 20th of December 2016 10:00:00 PM

 Softpedia: OpenSSH 7.4 addresses many of the security issues discovered since OpenSSH 7.3.

More in Tux Machines

KDE Leftovers

  • Integrate Your Android Device With Ubuntu Using KDE Connect Indicator Fork
    KDE Connect is a tool which allows your Android device to integrate with your Linux desktop. With KDE Connect Indicator, you can use KDE Connect on desktop that support AppIndicators, like Unity, Xfce (Xubuntu), and so on.
  • FirstAid – PDF Help Viewer
    in the recent months, I didn’t find much time to spend on Kate/KTextEditor development. But at least I was now able to spend a bit more time on OpenSource & Qt things even during work time in our company. Normally I am stuck there with low level binary or source analysis work. [...] Therefore, as our GUIs are developed with Qt anyways, we did take a look at libpoppler (and its Qt 5 bindings), which is the base of Okular, too.
  • KBibTeX 0.6.1-rc2 released
    After quite some delay, I finally assembled a second release candidate for KBibTeX 0.6.1. Version 0.6.1 will be the last release in the 0.6.x series.
  • Meet KDE at FOSDEM Next Month
    Next month is FOSDEM, the largest gathering of free software developers anywhere in Europe. FOSDEM 2017 is being held at the ULB Campus Solbosch on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of February. Thousands of coders, designers, maintainers and managers from projects as popular as Linux and as obscure as Tcl/Tk will descend on the European capital Brussels to talk, present, show off and drink beer.

Leftovers: OSS

  • D-Wave Unveils Open-Source Software for Quantum Computing
    Canada-based D-Wave Systems has released an open-source software tool designed to help developers program quantum computers, Wired reported Wednesday.
  • D-Wave builds open quantum computing software development ecosystem
    D-Wave Systems has released an open source quantum computing chunk of software. Quantum computing, as we know, moves us on from the world of mere 1’s and 0’s in binary to the new level of ‘superposition’ qubits that can represent many more values and therefore more computing power — read this accessible piece for a simple explanation of quantum computing.
  • FOSS Compositing With Natron
    Anyone who likes to work with graphics will at one time or another find compositing software useful. Luckily, FOSS has several of the best in Blender and Natron.
  • Hadoop Creator Doug Cutting: 5 Ways to Be Successful with Open Source in 2017
    Because of my long-standing association with the Apache Software Foundation, I’m often asked the question, “What’s next for open source technology?” My typical response is variations of “I don’t know” to “the possibilities are endless.” Over the past year, we’ve seen open source technology make strong inroads into the mainstream of enterprise technology. Who would have thought that my work on Hadoop ten years ago would impact so many industries – from manufacturing to telecom to finance. They have all taken hold of the powers of the open source ecosystem not only to improve the customer experience, become more innovative and grow the bottom line, but also to support work toward the greater good of society through genomic research, precision medicine and programs to stop human trafficking, as just a few examples. Below I’ve listed five tips for folks who are curious about how to begin working with open source and what to expect from the ever-changing ecosystem.
  • Radio Free HPC Looks at New Open Source Software for Quantum Computing
    In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at D-Wave’s new open source software for quantum computing. The software is available on github along with a whitepaper written by Cray Research alums Mike Booth and Steve Reinhardt.
  • Why events matter and how to do them right
    Marina Paych was a newcomer to open source software when she left a non-governmental organization for a new start in the IT sector—on her birthday, no less. But the real surprise turned out to be open source. Fast forward two years and this head of organizational development runs an entire department, complete with a promotional staff that strategically markets her employer's open source web development services on a worldwide scale.
  • Exploring OpenStack's Trove DBaaS Cloud Servic
    You can install databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or even MongoDB very quickly thanks to package management, but the installation is not even half the battle. A functioning database also needs user accounts and several configuration steps for better performance and security. This need for additional configuration poses challenges in cloud environments. You can always manually install a virtual machine in traditional settings, but cloud users want to generate an entire virtual environment from a template. Manual intervention is difficult or sometimes even impossible.
  • Mobile Edge Computing Creates ‘Tiny Data Centers’ at the Edge
    “Usually access networks include all kinds of encryption and tunneling protocols,” says Fite. “It’s not a standard, native-IP environment.” Saguna’s platform creates a bridge between the access network to a small OpenStack cloud, which works in a standard IP environment. It provides APIs about such things as location, registration for services, traffic direction, radio network services, and available bandwidth.

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Debian Creeps Closer To The Next Release
    I’ve been alarmed by the slow progress of Debian towards the next release. They’ve had several weird gyrations in numbers of “release-critical” bugs and still many packages fail to build from source. Last time this stage, they had only a few hundred bugs to go. Now they are over 600. I guess some of that comes from increasing the number of included packages. There are bound to be more bad interactions, like changing the C compiler. I hate that language which seems to be a moving target… Systemd seems to be smoother but it still gives me problems.
  • Mir: 2016 end of year review
    2016 was a good year for Mir – it is being used in more places, it has more and better upstream support and it is easier to use by downstream projects. 2017 will be even better and will see version 1.0 released.
  • Ubuntu Still Planning For Mir 1.0 In 2017
    Alan Griffiths of Canonical today posted a year-in-review for Mir during 2016 and a look ahead to this year.
  • Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” KDE – BETA Release

GNU Gimp Development

  • Community-supported development of GEGL now live
    Almost every new major feature people have been asking us for, be it high bit depth support, or full CMYK support, or layer effects, would be impossible without having a robust, capable image processing core. Øyvind Kolås picked up GEGL in mid-2000s and has been working on it in his spare time ever since. He is the author of 42% of commits in GEGL and 50% of commits in babl (pixel data conversion library).
  • 2016 in review
    When we released GIMP 2.9.2 in late 2015 and stepped over into 2016, we already knew that we’d be doing mostly polishing. This turned out to be true to a larger extent, and most of the work we did was under-the-hood changes. But quite a few new features slipped in. So, what are the big user-visible changes for GIMP in 2016?