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Canonical Releases Snapd 2.26 Snappy Daemon with Tab-Completion Support in Snaps

Friday 12th of May 2017 06:00:00 PM

Snapd 2.26 is here only two weeks after the previous maintenance release, but it looks like it's yet another hefty update adding quite a number of improvements and new features.

GNOME 3.24.2 Desktop Environment Officially Released as the Last in the Series

Friday 12th of May 2017 05:00:00 PM

The GNOME 3.24 desktop environment was launched on March 22, 2017, and it already received a first point release, GNOME 3.24.1, a month ago, on April 12.

Nougat-on-Snapdragon Nano-ITX SBC targets voice control

Friday 12th of May 2017 04:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: Intrinsyc's Open-Q 212 SBC runs Android 7 on a quad -A7 Snapdragon 212, and offers special audio features for developing voice controlled devices.

What AI teams need to succeed

Friday 12th of May 2017 03:00:00 PM

EnterprisersProject: AI, innovation, and the value of failing and learning fast

Tilix - An Advanced GTK3 Tiling Terminal Emulator for Linux

Friday 12th of May 2017 01:00:00 PM

Tilix (Previously known as Terminix) is an advanced GTK3 tiling terminal emulator that follows the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines (HIG).

Making minimalist apps for wearables with EFL

Friday 12th of May 2017 12:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: At Embedded Linux Conference 2017, Samsung's Cedric Bail shared tips about using the EFL toolkit for lightweight GUIs, and about optimizing apps for wearables in general.

Ubuntu Linux Arrives In Windows Store

Friday 12th of May 2017 11:00:00 AM

FOSSbytes: Last year, at Build 2016, Microsoft surprised the world by announcing that the developers can install Bash shell on Windows 10.

Mozilla Relents, Thunderbird Can Stay

Friday 12th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM

FOSSforce: After nearly a year and a half with an uncertain future, Mozilla tells Thunderbird it can stay and that its future is now certain -- in a most uncertain way.

Mechanical keyboards for programmers and gamers

Friday 12th of May 2017 02:00:00 AM

opensource.com: Input Club's mechanical keyboards aren't just about producing exceptional products. They're also proof that open source can solve any problem.

Netflix's Spinnaker tale

Thursday 11th of May 2017 10:00:00 PM

Learn how Netflix's in-house engineers adapted to the sea change inherent in open source collaboration through the Spinnaker project.

Before the cloud, there was the Andrew File System

Thursday 11th of May 2017 09:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: An interview with one of the creators of the Andrew File System (AFS), a distributed file system that emerged in the early 1980s that has had a big impact on cloud computing

20 FFmpeg Commands For Beginners

Thursday 11th of May 2017 08:00:00 PM

20 useful FFmpeg commands for beginners.

How to Delete HUGE (100-200GB) Files in Linux

Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:00:00 PM

Tecmint: In this tutorial, we will explain how to efficiently and reliably delete huge files/directories in Linux.

Heed the Prophet Stallman, oh Software Sinners!

Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:00:00 PM

FOSSforce: All we know for sure is that as some good book almost said, "The truth shall make you chuckle."

OK Google: make this Nest hack a standard feature

Thursday 11th of May 2017 05:00:00 PM

LinuzGizmos: This easy ("at your own risk") hack can unlock a Nest thermostat's "Cool" mode in heater-only installations

18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Thursday 11th of May 2017 04:00:00 PM

Windows 10 can now run (many) Linux binaries. Yes, really.

Why Edward Snowden loves open source

Thursday 11th of May 2017 03:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: Open source tools that customers build and host themselves give users more control over how data is handled.

How to Install Wine Staging on Ubuntu Linux

Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Wine Staging contains loads of improvements and patches to help Linux users run their favorite games better than ever before. Learn how to install it on Ubuntu!

4 terminal applications with great command-line UIs

Thursday 11th of May 2017 01:00:00 PM

opensource.com: We look at a few well-designed CLI programs and how they overcome some discoverability problems.

IBM Brings Watson Powered VR Speech Sandbox to the Bridge of Star Trek

Thursday 11th of May 2017 12:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Players in new Star Trek Bridge Crew VR game will benefit from in-game voice interaction powered by IBM Watson's VR Speech Sandbox.

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    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
  • ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements
    ReactOS 0.4.5 is a maintenance update that adds numerous changes and improvements over the previous point release. The kernel has been updated in this version to improve the FreeLoader and UEFI booting, as well as the Plug and Play modules, adding support for more computers to boot ReactOS without issues.
  • Sprint Debuts Open Source NFV/SDN Platform Developed with Intel Labs
    AT&T has been the headliner in the carrier race to software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But Sprint is putting its own stamp on the space this week with its debut of a new open source SDN/NFV mobile core solution.
  • Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep
    Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.
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  • How the TensorFlow team handles open source support
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  • IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot
    Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.

Tizen News: Phones and TVs

  • Tizen 3.0-powered Samsung Z4 now available with offline retailers in india
    The Samsung Z4, the fourth smartphone in Samsung’s Z series and a successor to the Z2 (and not the Z3, as many would assume), has been formally announced and made an appearance at the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC 2017) this past week. The Z4 was rumoured to make its way to India on May 19th (Friday) and it did – arriving with offline retailers after launching in the country last Monday (one week ago).
  • Samsung 2017 QLED TVs World First to support autocalibration for HDR
  • Samsung approves You.i TV video platform for Tizen TV app development
    While Samsung has developed Tizen TV apps using JavaScript, You.i TV’s Engine Video app runs on Native Client (NACL), a web technology that does not only allows C++ applications to run in a standard browser but is said to be 24 times faster than JavaScript. Now that Samsung has approved You.i TV’s video engine platform, developers can craft more video content for Tizen Smart TV owners.
  • Samsung Smart TV gets a new Glympse app that enables location sharing on the TV
    Samsung Smart TV, powered by the intuitive, self-developed Tizen operating system, has gotten a cool new app which enables consumers to view the location of their friends, loved ones or even a pizza delivery or cable technician in real-time directly from their home’s largest screen. The new app is developed by Glympse, the leading real-time location services platform.

How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements. The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. Read more