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Why Microsoft Won't Use the Linux Kernel for Windows

Monday 13th of February 2017 12:00:00 PM

FOSSmint: There are a number of reasons why Microsoft won't use the Linux kernel for Windows.

Who Is Root? Why Does Root Exist in Linux?

Monday 13th of February 2017 06:00:00 AM

 tecmint: Have you ever wondered why there is a special account named root in Linux?

Linux 4.10 rc8

Monday 13th of February 2017 02:00:00 AM

Linus Torvalds: Hey, it's another week, and I could have released the final 4.10.

Android privacy assistant seeks to stop unwanted data collection

Sunday 12th of February 2017 10:00:00 PM

Not sure what your phone is collecting about you? A free Android app is promising to simplify the privacy settings on your smartphone, and stop any unwanted data collection.

How Linux Helped Me Become an Empowered Computer User

Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Before embarking on my journey two years ago, I was just an ordinary Windows user.

SnapRoute Raises $25M For Open-Source Network Operating System

Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:00:00 PM

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Startup aims to build on its open-source networking approach with new funding.

Night in the Woods Improving Games by Open Sourcing Code

Sunday 12th of February 2017 02:00:00 AM

 FOSSforce: "Night in the Woods," the much anticipated crowdfunded game scheduled to be released next week -- with a GNU/Linux version, BTW -- built a development community by open sourcing code.

Lessons from a brief career in open source

Saturday 11th of February 2017 10:00:00 PM I don't think many people answer the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" with "I want to work in open source."

How to perform search operations in Vim

Saturday 11th of February 2017 07:00:00 AM

HowToForge: This tutorial explains the various search options in the Vim command line editor like search highlighting, case-insensitive search, incremental search and grouping of search results.

Calibre 2.79 eBook Manager Adds Interactive Pop-Up for Connected Android Devices

Saturday 11th of February 2017 03:00:00 AM

Calibre 2.79 is here two weeks after the release of version 2.78, which introduced support for the newest Kobo firmware and many bug fixes.

How To Get Your Geolocation From Commandline In Linux

Friday 10th of February 2017 11:00:00 PM

"whereami" is handy script that displays your geolocation from commandline in Unix-like operating systems.

How to Make Vim Editor as Bash-IDE Using bash-support Plugin in Linux

Friday 10th of February 2017 10:00:00 PM

An IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is simply a software that offers much needed programming facilities and components in a single program, to maximize programmer productivity.

Lynis - Security Auditing and Hardening Tool for Linux/Unix Systems

Friday 10th of February 2017 09:00:00 PM

Lynis is a open source security auditing tool for UNIX derivatives like Linux, macOS, BSD, and others. It's providing guidance for system hardening and compliance testing.

5 of the Best Calendar Apps for Linux

Friday 10th of February 2017 08:00:00 PM

There aren't many calendar apps for Linux, but that's not to say there are no good options.

Poverty Helps You Keep Technology Safe and Easy

Friday 10th of February 2017 07:00:00 PM

In the technology age, there might be some before unknown advantages to living on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder.

Linux-driven dev board harnesses Sitara PRU-ICSS

Friday 10th of February 2017 06:00:00 PM

MYIR unveiled a new development board for its TI AM437x based "MYC-C437X" module designed to tap the AM437x's PRU-ICSS real-time chips.

Optimizing graphics memory bandwidth with compression and tiling: Notes on DRM format modifiers

Friday 10th of February 2017 05:00:00 PM

Until recently, the FourCC format code of a buffer provided a nearly comprehensive description of its contents.

Back Yard Linux

Friday 10th of February 2017 04:00:00 PM

Fossforce: It's not as lonely being a Linux user as it once was.

How IoT is enabling a new wave of digital business transformation

Friday 10th of February 2017 03:00:00 PM

The Internet of Things is enabling a new wave of digital business transformation and will be the catalyst for IT leaders to become innovation engines for their business.

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Security Leftovers

  • Atom Installer
    One thing that I miss about using Ubuntu is PPA’s there are lot’s of PPA in Ubuntu and you can hack around and install all types of software which are required for your usage. In the Fedora side of the world there are copr repos but they don’t have as many repos as in Ubuntu and you can’t build non-free software (don’t get me wrong here, I love FREEdom software but couldn’t resist not using some beautiful non-free applications such as Sublime). I am creating a work around for this by using shell scripts which are open source (cc0) but when those scripts are executed they install non-free software on your system.
  • MKVToolNix 9.9.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Released with New GUI Improvements, More
    MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus announced today, February 20, 2017, the release and general availability of MKVToolNix 9.9.0 "Pick Up" for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. MKVToolNix 9.9.0 represents a month of hard work, during which the developer managed to add a bunch of new and interesting features, fix as many bugs reported by users since last month's MKVToolNix 9.8.0 point release, as well as to improve the build system, especially in regards to the man pages of the software.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.2 and KDE Applications 16.12.2, More
    The developers behind the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system have announced today the immediate availability of all the latest KDE technologies released this month in the stable repositories of the distribution. Yes, we're talking about the KDE Plasma 5.9.2 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.2 software suite, KDE Frameworks 5.31.0, and KDE Development Platform 4.14.29, all of which can be found in your Chakra GNU/Linux's repos if you want to run the newest KDE software.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • IOTA: IoT revolutionized with a Ledger
    Ever since the introduction of digital money, the world quickly came to realize how dire and expensive the consequences of centralized systems are. Not only are these systems incredibly expensive to maintain, they are also “single points of failures” which expose a large number of users to unexpected service interruptions, fraudulent activities and vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious hackers. Thanks to Blockchain, which was first introduced through Bitcoin in 2009, the clear benefits of a decentralized and “trustless” transactional settlement system became apparent. No longer should expensive trusted third parties be used for handling transactions, instead, the flow of money should be handled in a direct, Peer-to-Peer fashion. This concept of a Blockchain (or more broadly, a distributed ledger) has since then become a global phenomenon attracting billions of dollars in investments to further develop the concept.
  • Return Home and Unify: My Case for Unity 8
  • Can netbooks be cool again?
    Earlier this week, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg covered a laptop called the GPD Pocket, which is currently being funded on Indiegogo. As Chaim pointed out, the Pocket’s main advantage is its size — with a 7-inch screen, the thing is really, really small — and its price, a reasonable $399. But he didn’t mention that the Pocket is the resurrection of one of the most compelling, yet fatally flawed, computing trends of the ‘00s: the netbook. So after ten years, are netbooks finally cool again? That might be putting it too strongly, but I’m willing to hope.