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How to create slides with Emacs Org mode and Reveal.js

Thursday 15th of February 2018 04:00:00 PM

opensource.com: With the Org-Reveal package, you can turn Emacs text files into simple Reveal.js slide decks.

How ZeroFox Protects Enterprise Social Media From Cyber-Attackers

Thursday 15th of February 2018 03:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Twitter might actually be safer, with 280 characters, rather than the old 140 limit.

Network Time Protocol: Install NTP server on Linux machines

Thursday 15th of February 2018 02:04:33 PM

LinuxTechLab: NTP or Network Time Protocol is a very important service that is used to keep the system time accurate.

Alfresco Software acquired by Private Equity Firm

Thursday 15th of February 2018 02:00:00 PM

Enterprise apps company acquired in a deal that won't see a change in corporate direction.

Pdgmail Forensic Tool to Analysis Process Memory Dump

Thursday 15th of February 2018 01:00:00 PM

Pdgmail Forensic tool to analysis process memory dump for Gmail data.

Min: An Open Source Web Browser for Minimalists

Thursday 15th of February 2018 12:00:00 PM

itsFOSS: Min is an open source web browser with a clean UI and minimalist look

Atom Hackable Text Editor Gets Asynchronous Context Menus, Read-Only TextEditors

Thursday 15th of February 2018 07:00:00 AM

Atom 1.24 is now available for Linux, Windows, and macOS, bringing asynchronous context menus

You Can Now Install KDE's Plasma Mobile on Your Android Smartphone, Here's How

Thursday 15th of February 2018 03:00:00 AM

softpedia: If you want to try something new on your Android smartphone, the KDE Project provides the community with not one but two methods

KDE Plasma Linux Desktop Is No Longer Vulnerable to USB Attacks, Update Now

Thursday 15th of February 2018 03:00:00 AM

One important security vulnerability fixed in the KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS desktop environment is a USB exploit

Qubes OS Security-Focused Operating System Now Supports Librem Linux Laptops

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 11:00:00 PM

Last year, Purism started shipping coreboot-enabled Librem laptops, and it received some interesting feedback

Everything I know about open source I learned from SpaceX

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 10:00:00 PM

Five lessons from the spectacular Falcon Heavy launch for people working on open source projects.

How to clone, modify, add, and delete files in Git

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 09:00:00 PM

Learn how to download and change files with Git

Securing ISPConfig 3.1 With a Free Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 08:00:00 PM

This tutorial shows how to create and configure a free Let's encrypt SSL certificate for the ISPconfig interface

Rise of the Tomb Raider announced for Linux, port from Feral Interactive

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 07:00:00 PM

GamingOnLinux: Many asked, now Feral Interactive have answered

CNCF’s Vitess Scales MySQL with the Help of Kubernetes

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 06:00:00 PM

A technology developed by YouTube to shard large MySQL databases across multiple servers, Vitess, has become the 16th hosted project of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Building Container Images with Buildah and Ansible

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 05:00:00 PM

Do you use Ansible roles to provision your infrastructure? And would you like to use those very same roles to create container images?

Kudos to Namib Linux for Making Arch Approachable

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 04:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Namib is an ideal Linux distro for anyone who wants to ease into the Arch approach to computing.

Shell Scripting and Security

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 03:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: Basic ways you can use shell scripts to monitor password strength and secret accounts.

The full-time job of keeping up with Kubernetes

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 02:00:00 PM

TL;DR - Unabated 1.xx major “minor” releases of “vanilla” upstream Kubernetes every three months could continue forever.

Apache CloudStack 4.11 Boosts Open-Source Cloud Features

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 12:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: New version of CloudStack benefits from over 250 new capabilities including improved performance and security.

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  • Tackling the most important issue in a DevOps transformation
    You've been appointed the DevOps champion in your organisation: congratulations. So, what's the most important issue that you need to address?
  • PSBJ Innovator of the Year: Hacking cells at the Allen Institute
  • SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources
    The open educational resources (OER) movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, as educators—from kindergarten classes to graduate schools—turn to free and open source educational content to counter the high cost of textbooks. Over the past year, the pace has accelerated. In 2017, OERs were a featured topic at the high-profile SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. Also last year, New York State generated a lot of excitement when it made an $8 million investment in developing OERs, with the goal of lowering the costs of college education in the state. David Usinski, a math and computer science professor and assistant chair of developmental education at the State University of New York's Erie Community College, is an advocate of OER content in the classroom. Before he joined SUNY Erie's staff in 2007, he spent a few years working for the Erie County public school system as a technology staff developer, training teachers how to infuse technology into the classroom.

Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
  • New AirMozilla Audience Demo
    The legacy AirMozilla platform will be decommissioned later this year. The reasons for the change are multiple; however, the urgency of the change is driven by deprecated support of both the complex back-end infrastructure by IT and the user interface by Firefox engineering teams in 2016. Additional reasons include a complex user workflow resulting in a poor user experience, no self-service model, poor usability metrics and a lack of integrated, required features.
  • Perplexing Graphs: The Case of the 0KB Virtual Memory Allocations
    Every Monday and Thursday around 3pm I check dev-telemetry-alerts to see if there have been any changes detected in the distribution of any of the 1500-or-so pieces of anonymous usage statistics we record in Firefox using Firefox Telemetry.

Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

  • All Walls Must Fall, the quirky tech-noir tactics game, comes out of Early Access
    This isometric tactical RPG blends in sci-fi, a Cold War that never ended and lots of spirited action. It’s powered by Unreal Engine 4 and has good Linux support.
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Tales of Maj'Eyal
    I love gaming, but I have two main problems with being a gamer. First, I'm terrible at video games. Really. Second, I don't have the time to invest in order to increase my skills. So for me, a game that is easy to get started with while also providing an extensive gaming experience is key. It's also fairly rare. All the great games tend to have a horribly steep learning curve, and all the simple games seem to involve crushing candy. Thankfully, there are a few games like Tales of Maj'Eyal that are complex but with a really easy learning curve.

KDE and GNOME: KDE Discover, Okular, Librsvg, and Phone's UI Shell

  • This week in Discover, part 7
    The quest to make Discover the most-loved Linux app store continues at Warp 9 speed! You may laugh, but it’s happening! Mark my words, in a year Discover will be a beloved crown jewel of the KDE experience.
  • Okular gains some more JavaScript support
    With it we support recalculation of some fields based on others. An example that calculates sum, average, product, minimum and maximum of three numbers can be found in this youtube video.
  • Librsvg's continuous integration pipeline
    With the pre-built images, and caching of Rust artifacts, Jordan was able to reduce the time for the "test on every commit" builds from around 20 minutes, to little under 4 minutes in the current iteration. This will get even faster if the builds start using ccache and parallel builds from GNU make. Currently we have a problem in that tests are failing on 32-bit builds, and haven't had a chance to investigate the root cause. Hopefully we can add 32-bit jobs to the CI pipeline to catch this breakage as soon as possible.
  • Design report #3: designing the UI Shell, part 2
    Peter has been quite busy thinking about the most ergonomic mobile gestures and came up with a complete UI shell design. While the last design report was describing the design of the lock screen and the home screen, we will discuss here about navigating within the different features of the shell.