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SuperTuxKart release, Linux games, and more open gaming news

Saturday 25th of April 2015 01:00:00 PM

In this week's edition of the open source and Linux gaming news roundup, we take a look at the latest SuperTuxKart release, new Linux games, and more!

Open gaming roundup: April 18 - 25, 2015


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How to simplify Linux chores, a tool to find the right open source library, and more

Friday 24th of April 2015 02:52:00 PM

In this week's Top 5, I cover tools for finding just the right open source library, streamlining and simplifing necessary chores, and more.


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Open mapping for sustainability, 3D printing on the farm, and more open source news

Friday 24th of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the new release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, 3D printing on the farm, open mapping for sustainability, and more.

Open source news roundup: April 18 - 24, 2015


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Open source policies show commitment to student data privacy

Friday 24th of April 2015 09:00:00 AM

In the growing hubbub around student data privacy and security, it can be hard for edtech companies to identify concrete steps to demonstrate their commitment to protecting student information. Education tech startup Clever recently made a commitment to transparency by making their privacy policies open source, posting the policy on GitHub so anyone can track changes.


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8 new tutorials for success with OpenStack

Friday 24th of April 2015 07:00:00 AM

OpenStack is undoubtedly a skill in hot demand. Whether you're a seasoned IT pro looking to leverage cloud technology in your organization, or just starting out in your career and hoping to put some experience under your belt, we're here to help.


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How to get involved with the Open Source Hardware Association

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

Back in October of 2014, I was lucky enough to be elected to the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) board. Because the association received its nonprofit status, the board is finally able to begin increasing its reach in the community. Many new initiatives are being discussed, and we've been collecting a lot of community input on what is needed in the open source hardware world. One of the main objectives the board has in mind for the next year is to continue building up the community interaction and awareness of the association.


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How to use PressForward for content creation

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 09:00:00 AM

We live in an age of information overload. With all the stories from news, blogs, social media, and other sources, the amount of information about any given subject can be overwhelming. It is hard enough to keep up when you are just a consumer of information, but what about when you need to curate content for a target audience?


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A guide to Apache's Spark Streaming

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 07:00:00 AM

Apache Spark is an open source cluster computing framework. In contrast to Hadoop’s two-stage disk-based MapReduce paradigm, Spark’s in-memory primitives provide performance up to 100 times faster for certain applications.


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Sourcegraph: A free code search tool for open source developers

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

A goldmine of open source code is available to programmers, but choosing the right library and understanding how to use it can be tricky. Sourcegraph has created a search engine and code browser to help developers find better code and build software faster.


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Busting 6 myths about DevOps

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 09:00:00 AM

Just as with any transformational and disruptive movement, DevOps can be misunderstood or mischaracterized. Here are some of the top DevOps myths.


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The Fighting Unicorns charge into robotics competition with open source edge

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 07:00:00 AM

When I think of open source, I think of FIRST.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is training the next generation of open source contributors through a program called FRC, or FIRST Robotics Competition. FRC challenges teams to build a robot in six weeks that can compete in a competition. This year the challenge is called Recycle Rush. The goal is to stack plastic totes and recycling bins on scoring platforms to score points. The team with the higher score wins.

But, FIRST is about more than winning. It's also about more than robots. It's really about friendly competition and learning technical skills.


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8 Linux file managers to try

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

One of the most common administrative tasks that end users and administrators alike need to perform is file management. Managing files can consume a major portion of your time. Locating files, determining which files and folders (directories) are taking the most disk space, deleting files, moving files, and simply opening files for use in an application are some of the most basic—yet frequent—tasks we do as computer users. File management programs are tools that are intended to streamline and simplify those necessary chores.


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Open human augmentation at Penguicon 2015

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 09:00:00 AM

Want to learn and do technical programming the fun way? Penguicon is more than your typical tech conference.


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Automation is the key to the cloud

Tuesday 21st of April 2015 07:00:00 AM

An understanding of IT's past is important to moving forward with the cloud. When James Schweitzer, an IT specialist working in the IBM Watson Solutions Division, looks back on how the work of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage changed computing, he can't help but get excited about Watson's potential.


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What does an adult look like in an open source community?

Monday 20th of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

It's time to begin making plans for the Community Leadership Summit in Portland this summer, just before OSCON. Last year I gave a lightning talk called "What's an adult look like in your community?" It was prompted by a then recent discussion with a 20-year-old who uttered the age-old question: "Why won't anyone treat me like an adult?"


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6 reasons people with disabilities should use Linux

Monday 20th of April 2015 08:00:00 AM

Often, when issues of accessibility and assistive technology are brought up among people with disabilities, the topics center around the usual issues: How can I afford this device? Is it available for me? Will it meet my needs? How will I receive support?


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Vote for OpenStack Superuser awards, breaking contribution records, and more

Monday 20th of April 2015 07:00:00 AM

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.


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Building a game engine, a twist on classic arcade games, and more gaming news

Saturday 18th of April 2015 12:00:00 PM

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the benefits of developing an open source game engine, a new release that combines three arcade classics, and more!

Open gaming roundup: April 11 - 18, 2015


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Top 5: "Kool" DE still worthy of name, Docker, and more

Friday 17th of April 2015 02:00:00 PM

This week I talk about why the K in KDE should still stand for "Kool", modern DevOps with Docker, the future of open hardware, and more.

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More in Tux Machines

Xubuntu 15.04: quick screenshot tour

The 23rd of April 2015 was the date when Canonical released the set of their new operating systems: Ubuntu 15.04 family. It includes Ubuntu itself, Ubuntu MATE and GNOME editions, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu and so on. Read more

Another Surprise: Mageia 5 RC is available!

I don't know why DistroWatch seemed to have missed it, but Mageia 5 RC is available for download. Read more

Another Surprise: Mageia 5 RC is available!

I don't know why DistroWatch seemed to have missed it, but Mageia 5 RC is available for download. Read more

Another Surprise: Mageia 5 RC is available!

I don't know why DistroWatch seemed to have missed it, but Mageia 5 RC is available for download. Read more