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  • What are the pros and cons of open source e-commerce platforms?

    The most notable benefit of open source e-commerce is the availability of free or low-cost products. Open source e-commerce tools such as Reaction Commerce and OpenCart are shopping cart systems that businesses can integrate with e-commerce websites and are available for free. Open source platforms enable organizations to customize e-commerce capabilities to fit their needs -- something a commercial tool may not offer.

    Another benefit of open source platforms is flexible e-commerce hosting. This enables businesses to select where to host a platform and who manages it. For example, a company can designate its internal IT or web team to support the entire platform in any hosting organization they choose, such as A2 Hosting.

  • CI/CD for open-source Kubernetes applications

    Having a continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipeline for a project is almost mandatory nowadays. With cloud-native software in general and Kubernetes applications in particular, developers and operators face new challenges: How do I run my end-to-end tests in a Kubernetes environment? How can I automate the process of testing and releasing my application for different platforms and Kubernetes versions?

    This post will walk you through the different steps needed to set up in a CI/CD system when working with open-source projects, so you and your users can benefit from community contributions, while maintaining the best quality possible in the code.

  • These are the top 25 people who will have the most influence in tech this year, according to a survey of over 30,000 developers

    Richard Stallman started the Free Software Movement in 1983 and developed a free, open source operating system called GNU. Two years later, he founded the Free Software Foundation to advocate for free and open software.

  • Nokia publishes kernel source code for the two-year-old Nokia 2

    Some companies, like Motorola and Google, are quick to release kernel source code for their new phones. Nokia is a mixed bag in this regard, especially since it just now released code for the Nokia 2... which came out nearly two years ago.

  • Wanted! Technical Writers!

    Season of Docs is a new Google-supported initiative that aims to bring together technical writers with open source projects in order to improve their documentation. As with Summer of Code, Google is providing stipends to cover living costs.

    We are all aware of the need for well-written and technically accurate documentation of open source projects, so this new program from Google is very welcome and will hopefully become an annual event. During the program technical writers will spend a few months working closely with an open source community. The idea is that they will bring their technical writing expertise to the project's documentation, and at the same time learn about the open source project and new technologies.

  • Ebay Open Sources Beam [Ed: Omidyar's surveillance platform which is proprietary wants you to think that it is "open". Large companies overuse the label "Open Source" to the point where the public is led to believe everyone is "open" and thus proprietary software no longer exists (but it does, and there are back doors too).]

    eBay has made its distributed knowledge graph store open source. Beam can be used to store RDF-like data and supports SPARQL-like querying. It uses Apache Kafka for storage. Beam was largely written in Go.

    Knowledge graph stores are designed for modeling data that is highly interconnected. In a knowledge graph, data is represented as a single table of facts, where each fact has a subject, predicate, and object.Beam uses an RDF-like representation for data and a SPARQL-like query language.

  • 10 Fastest Growing Projects On GitHub You Can Contribute To [Ed: Analytics India Magazine cannot help itself. Every week it persists with the lie that projects only exist when Microsoft  hosts and controls them, otherwise they don't exist, not even as FOSS.]
  • WSO2 CTO to Present Keynote on Achieving Agility via Open Source Identity and Access Management at KuppingerCole Analysts AG European Identity & Cloud Conference 2019
  • Talend Announces Support for Delta Lake Open Source Project
  • Percona Unveils Stellar Keynote Schedule for Eighth Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference

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Safe Eyes – protect your eyes from eye strain

Many people who regularly use computers suffer from eye strain and fatigue. Looking at a monitor for a long time can strain your eyes or can make any other problems you are having with your eyes seem more apparent. There is also research to show that late-night exposure to bright lights can affect sleep quality. This can be mitigated by reducing blue-light exposure. Some monitors offer various eye care technologies including flicker-free technology, and an ultra-low blue light filter with different filter settings. But even if your display offers eye care technology and it’s well designed e.g. offering hotkeys that let you easily adjust filter settings. there’s still a good case to use a software solution as well. This is because the software typically offers more flexibility, such as the ability to automatically adjust the backlight and screen temperature based on the ambient brightness in your surroundings, or on a time schedule. There are lots of simple steps you can take to reduce eye strain and fatigue. These include adjusting the brightness, contrast settings, and text size displayed, as well as minimizing glare, and ensuring your room has proper lighting. Taking regular breaks is also very important. This is where Safe Eyes can help. It’s a clone of EyeElo, Windows proprietary software designed to protect your eyes. Read more

Lakka 2.3 with RetroArch 1.7.8

After almost a year of hiatus, the team is proud to release Lakka 2.3, featuring new platforms, new cores, and of course RetroArch 1.7.8. As always, you can update through the Online Updater, or by visiting the download page of your platform here on the website. Read more

Linux 5.4 Developments

  • F2FS Linux 5.4 Changes Sent In With Case-Insensitivity, Get/Set Label Support

    While most of the other Linux file-systems are seeing mostly mundane changes for the Linux 5.4 feature work, the F2FS activity is fairly notable. Most notably, F2FS now has case-folding/case-insensitive support. The F2FS case-insensitive support is based upon the recent addition to the EXT4 file-system and allows for per-directory case-insensitive file/folder look-ups. On a per-directory basis (such as for Wine and other use-cases), Unicode-based case-folding can be enabled if desiring this functionality. This F2FS support for Linux 5.4 case-folding includes a port of the recent EXT4 case-folding optimization to allow for faster look-ups.

  • Linux 5.4 Kernel Adds Driver For The Mysterious Pensando Ionic Network Hardware

    Little is publicly known about stealth networking startup Pensando Systems, which is founded by former Cisco executives. They've been ramping up efforts since early 2018 but to date their web-site hasn't launched nor formally introduced any products, but they now have a networking driver in the mainline Linux kernel.

  • Linux 5.4 Prepares IBM POWER For The Ultravisor / Secure Virtual Machines

    The PowerPC/POWER architecture changes were sent in today for the ongoing Linux 5.4 merge window. This time around are some interesting POWER changes with work on their means of secure virtual machines. The Linux 5.4 kernel for POWER is bringing initial support for running on a system with an Ultravisor, which is IBM's approach for code running underneath a hypervisor and used for protecting guests from attacks by the hypervisor. Similarly, Linux 5.4 brings support for building a kernel to run as a Secure Virtual Machine (SVM) -- a guest running within an Ultravisor-ed environment.

Games: Zombie Night Terror, Police Stories, FlightGear flight

  • Zombie Night Terror | Linux Gaming | Ubuntu 18.04 | Steam Play
  • Police Stories attempts to offer a different take on the top-down shooter genre

    Police Stories from Mighty Morgan and HypeTrain Digital is officially out now and after a very short delay the Linux version has also been released too. A slower, more tactical top-down shooter that isn't all about going in loud? Certainly sounds interesting and it does look good. It released on the 19th with the Linux support appearing a day later. Early reports on it are good, with nearly 200 user reviews on Steam giving at a "Very Positive" rating overall so we might be onto a winner here.

  • How to Install FlightGear 2019.1.1 in Ubuntu 19.04/18.04

    FlightGear flight simulator 2019.1 was released almost two months ago. Not it’s finally made into PPA for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, Linux Mint 19.x and their derivatives. FlightGear 2019.1 contains many exciting new features, enhancements and bug-fixes. See the changelog for details.