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GNOME and KDE work together on the Linux desktop

Saturday 3rd of August 2019 05:00:00 PM

Fragmentation has long been a problem for the Linux desktop

Open Source Startup Dgraph Labs growing graph database technology

Saturday 3rd of August 2019 02:00:00 AM

Dgraph Labs looks expand its graph database platform, which offers the promise of reducing isolated data sources and speeding up queries.

Xfce 4.14 Inches Closer to Release, 3 Years After Development Began

Friday 2nd of August 2019 09:00:00 PM

omgubuntu: The final stable Xfce 4.14 release just got a step nearer to general availability with the launch of a final testing build.

Glibc 2.30 Released With Unicode 12.1 Support, New POSIX-Proposed Functions

Friday 2nd of August 2019 08:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Glibc 2.30 brings with it more optimizations and new features for this all-important part of the GNU toolchain.

How to Create Bootable Linux USB Drive

Friday 2nd of August 2019 07:00:00 PM

Learn how to create a bootable Linux USB stick.

How to Cast Video from Ubuntu to Chromecast

Friday 2nd of August 2019 06:00:00 PM

Chromecast is a device that allows to seamlessly cast content like audio, video on television over your home network.

Chromecast is a device that allows to seamlessly cast content like audio, video on television over your home network.

Multi-cloud: 5 important trends to watch

Friday 2nd of August 2019 05:00:00 PM

Some organizations went multi-cloud by accident, deploying applications on multiple cloud services without crafting a multi-cloud strategy.

Valve proposes game-friendly changes to the Linux kernel

Friday 2nd of August 2019 05:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Valve has long wanted Linux to be a serious gaming platform.

How To Find Hardware Specifications On Linux

Friday 2nd of August 2019 04:00:00 PM

There are plenty of tools available to find hardware specifications on Linux systems.

How to use FFMpeg to do Simple Audio Conversion

Friday 2nd of August 2019 03:00:00 PM

Here's a simple FFmpeg how to that will cover just a portion of the framework's abilities.

How to Access a Remote Server Using a Jump Host

Friday 2nd of August 2019 02:00:00 PM

A jump host (also known as a jump server) is an intermediary host or an SSH gateway to a remote network, through which a connection can be made to another host in a dissimilar security zone

9 Useful Examples of the Split Command in Linux

Friday 2nd of August 2019 01:00:00 PM

The split command in Linux allows you to split files into multiple files.

How to Speed Up Your Linux PC

Friday 2nd of August 2019 12:00:00 PM

Linux is lightweight and fast by default, but it's always beneficial to further speed up a Linux PC.

GNOME and KDE work together on the Linux desktop

Friday 2nd of August 2019 02:00:00 AM

ZDnet: Fragmentation has long been a problem for the Linux desktop, but now the two biggest open-source desktop foundations are joining forces.

With the acquisition closed, IBM goes all in on Red Hat

Thursday 1st of August 2019 10:00:00 PM

TechCrunch: IBM’s massive $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat closed a few weeks ago and today, the two companies are now announcing the first fruits of this process.

Continuous Integration/Continuous Development with FOSS Tools

Thursday 1st of August 2019 09:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal:Up your DevOps game! Get the fundamentals of CI/CD with FOSS tools now!

How to create a pull request in GitHub

Thursday 1st of August 2019 08:00:00 PM Learn how to fork a repo, make changes, and ask the maintainers to review and merge it.

Emmabuntüs Is a Hidden Linux Gem

Thursday 1st of August 2019 07:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Emmabuntüs is a great find if you are looking for an all-around Linux operating system that keeps legacy computers out of the trash heap and is easy to use with no setup or regular Internet access required.

RISC-V gains new performance leader with Alibaba’s 16-core XT 910

Thursday 1st of August 2019 06:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: Alibaba announced a 16-core XuanTie 910 RISC-V CPU with a 7.1/MHz CoreMark score.

Multi-monitor wallpapers with Hydrapaper

Thursday 1st of August 2019 05:00:00 PM

FedoraMagazine: When using multiple monitors, by default, means that your desktop wallpaper is duplicated across all of your screens.

More in Tux Machines

Cryptocurrency OS Makes It Easy to Buy and Spend Digital Cash

Cryptocurrency OS is a specialty Linux distribution that serves a niche user market destined to grow as the crypto economy continues to develop. This distro is packed with all the tools you need to create and manage your crypto accounts. It also is a fully functional Linux operating system. It is easy to use this distro as your daily computing platform. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Voyager Live 10 overview | The spirit of open source in the heart of the digital world

    In this video, I am going to show an overview of Voyager Live 10 and some of the applications pre-installed.

  • Cantor and the support for Jupyter notebooks at the finish line

    Hello everyone! It's been almost three weeks since my last post and this is going to be my my final post in this blog. So, I want to summarize all my work done in this GSoC project. Just to remember again, the goal of the project was to add the support for Jupiter notebooks to Cantor. This format is widely used in the scientific and education areas, mostly by the application Jupyter, and there is a lot of content available on the internet in this format (for example, here). By adding the support of this format in Cantor we’ll allow Cantor users access this content. This is short description, if you more intersted, you can found more details in my proporsal. [...] This is all for the limitations, I think. Let's talk about future plans and perspectives. In my opinion, this project has reached its initial goals, is finished now and will only need maintenance and support in terms of bug fixing and adjustment to potential format changes in future. When talking more generally, this project is part of the current overall development activities in Cantor to improve the usability and the stability of the application and to extend the feature set in order to enable more workflows and to reach to a bigger audience with this. See 19.08 and 18.12 release announcements to read more about the developments in the recent releases of Cantor. Support of the Jupyter notebook format is a big step into this direction but this not all. We have already many other items in our backlog like for the UX improvements, plots integration improvements going into this direction. Some of this items will be addressed soon. Some of them are something for the next GSoC project next year maybe? I think, that's all for now. Thank you for reading this blog and thank you for your interest in my project. Working on this project was a very interesting and pleasant period of my life. I am happy that I had this opportunity and was able to contribute to KDE and especially to Cantor with the support of my mentor Alexander Semke.

  • My Open-Source Activities from January to August 2019

    Debian is a general-purpose Linux distribution that is widely used on the planet. I am a Debian Developer who works on packages related to Android SDK and the Java ecosystem. I started a new package in an attempt to build the Android framework android.jar using the upstream build systems involving Ninja, Soong and others. Since the beginning we have been writing our own (very simple) makefiles to build the binaries in AOSP because their build logic tends to be simple and straightforward, until we worked on android.jar. Building it requires digging in so much code that it became incredibly hard to maintain, which is why we still haven’t brought in any newer version since android-framework-23. This is problematic as developers can’t build any apps that target Android 7+. After a month of work, this package is finally done. After all its dependencies are packaged in the future, it will be good to upload. This is where the students of Google Summer of Code (GSoC) come in!

  • iMars Black is an Inexpensive Bluetooth 5.0 USB Audio Transmitter & Receiver
  • This Linux computer plus router is the size of a ring box

    The VoCore2 Mini Linux Computer packs a wireless router and 16M of onboard storage into a cube about the size of a coin. Just hook it up to any display monitor through a standard USB2.0 port, and you're ready to put it to work. With 128MB of DDR2 memory and an MT7628AN MIPS processor, it's equally useful as a streaming station, VPN gateway, data storage - you name it.

  • Dive into the life and legacy of Alan Turing: 5 books and more

    Another well-known fact about Turing was his conviction for "gross indecency" because of his homosexuality, and the posthumous apology and pardon issued over more a half a decade after Turing’s death. But beyond all of this, who was Alan Turing? Here are six books that delve deeply into the life and legacy of Alan Turing. Collectively, these books cover his life, both professional and personal, and work others have done to build upon Turing’s ideas. Individually, or collectively, these works allow the reader to learn who Alan Turing was beyond just a few well-known, broad-stroke themes.

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (cups, nginx, and openjdk-7), Fedora (httpd, mod_md, nghttp2, and patch), and SUSE (rubygem-loofah).

  • Epyc Encryption | TechSNAP 410

    It's CPU release season and we get excited about AMD's new line of server chips. Plus our take on AMD's approach to memory encryption, and our struggle to make sense of Intel's Comet Lake line. Also, a few Windows worms you should know about, the end of the road for EV certs, and an embarrassing new Bluetooth attack.

Android Leftovers

Xfce 4.14 Lands in Tumbleweed

Ahoy! openSUSE Xfce team is pleased to announce that the long awaited Xfce 4.14 has been released for Tumbleweed. After a long development cycle (4 years!), all of the core components and applications have been ported to GTK 3. Among the main new features and improvements, the xfwm4 window manager has finally gained support for VSync, HiDPI, hardware GLX and various compositor improvements. You can check out the neat new features in the official Xfce 4.14 tour and the official release announcement. Read more