New story! How to install Skype 5.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Good News for Linux Desktop Users from Skype point of view that the Skype 5.0 is now available (deb and RPM package).

New story! Which Linux command shell do you prefer?

Which command shell do you prefer? When we asked this question a year ago as a part of our article on open source shell options, over six thousand of you responded, and Bash was the overwhelming winner that time around. But preferences change over time, and we thought it was high time to ask again. Which shell do you use, and why?

New story! How to integrate ONLYOFFICE with Nextcloud

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2017 8:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Cloud; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows you how to integrate the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor with Nextcloud by using the Nextcloud ONLYOFFICE integration app. Nextcloud is a fork of the ownCloud project that offers you the ability to run a cloud storage service that you administer and control yourself. ONLYOFFICE is an application to easily create, edit and collaborate on text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online.

New story! 2 new tools for creating more accessible projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2017 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Accessibility has been an afterthought in development for far too long. The result has been costly retrofitting, the risk of inaccessible solutions, and unhappy users. We are where we are because developers often ignore accessibility in hopes that it will resolve on its own. read more

New story! FYI anyone who codes outside work: GitHub has a contract to stop bosses snatching it all

For better work-life balance, work more outside of work In contrast to the restrictions many companies place on their workers, GitHub believes it can loosen the reins through the release of its Balanced Employee Intellectual Property Agreement (BEIPA).…

New story! KDevelop 5.1 Open-Source IDE Launches with LLDB and OpenCL Support, Many Changes

The development team behind the popular, open-source, cross-platform, free and powerful KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) were proud to announce the official release and general availability of KDevelop 5.1.

New story! LinkedIn starts piping sales data to Salesforce and Dynamics

Remember when Marc Benioff said Microsoft buying LinkedIn was dangerous? LinkedIn has revealed a new version of its SaaSy Sales Navigator that pipes activities from the network into Salesforce.com.…

New story! Vim Shortcuts and Text Searches

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2017 1:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Carla Schroder shows how to create custom keystrokes, perform text searches, and do other useful things with vim.

New story! What does an ad agency's source code look like?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2017 12:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In a previous article, I explained why "openness" is a solution the advertising industry should consider when attaining growth. I also explained how we've so far misunderstood the promise of openness. This article will articulate exactly what it means for agencies to "go open," and what that will entail. The 'open source' advertising agency "Open": universally accessible and open to contribution "Source": the unique logic that solves certain problems. read more

New story! How to Manage Processes in Linux

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting.com (Posted by RoseHosting on Mar 23, 2017 11:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
A process is the abstraction used by the Linux operating system to represent a running program. Each process in Linux consists of an address space and a set of data structures within the server kernel. The address space contains the code and libraries that the process is executing, the process’s variables, its stacks, and different additional information needed by the kernel while the process is running.

New story! GNOME 3.24: New Linux desktop is fast, responsive

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Mar 23, 2017 9:48 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux
With the release of GNOME 3.24, Bryan Lunduke decided to give the Linux desktop another try. Results: It’s fast, responsive and includes great new features, such as Night Light.

New story! Modular, open source robotics kit lets you build your own 3D printer

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 8:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Plugg.ee Labs’s Cortex-M3 based “JuicyBoard” robotics kit is designed for building stepper motor controlled devices like 3D printers or CNC routers. The JuicyBoard has surpassed its modest funding goals on Crowd Supply, providing a modular, open source development kit for stepper motor oriented devices such as 3D printers and CNC routers. Built around an NXP […]

New story! 3 open source link shorteners

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 7:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Nobody likes an impossibly long URL. They're hard to decipher. But sometimes, between a deep directory structure on a site, plus a large number of parameters tacked on to the end, URLs just begin to get unwieldy. And back in the days before Twitter added their own link shortener to their service, a long URL meant taking precious characters away from your tweets. read more

New story! PSSH – Execute Commands on Multiple Linux Servers in Parallel

PSSH stands for ParallelSSH, is a beautiful slim utility, which is capable to run commands on multiple Linux servers simultaneously with minimal system load on the client host.

New story! How to Create a Wifi Hotspot in Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Mar 23, 2017 4:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
For a long time, setting up a WiFi hotspot was never an easy task in Linux. Here we show you an easy way to set up a Wifi hotspot in Ubuntu.

New story! How to write a web service using Python Flask

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Many of our customers are building useful services using our webhook feature—but unfortunately, others are not. Often we hear that no one on their team is proficient enough to write a service that can ingest a webhook payload and do something with the data. That leaves them either hoping to get cycles from their development team (unlikely) or continuing to do without. read more

New story! You will want to force your CPU into high performance mode for Vulkan games on Linux due to a bug

There's an interesting bug in the Linux CPU governor that will actually bring down performance in Vulkan games.

New story! 5 simple steps to change the Linux Splash screen.

Splash screen is nothing but the picture that’s gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system.

Splash screen definitions are defined in the grub.conf file and this splash screen image file resides inside the /boot partition. This tutorial will Teach how to change splash screen.

New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Launches With Improved Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 23, 2017 9:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
After more than six years of availability, Red Hat continues to update RHEL 6 with incremental features and security improvements.

New story! How to Replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Your Android Device

  • Make Tech Easier; By Robert Zak (Posted by damien on Mar 23, 2017 8:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
Custom ROM users should already know that CyanogenMod is no longer supported. Here’s how you can switch seamlessly and replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Android.

New story! Unbuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 7:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
Fat-thumbed DNS patch unpatched, time to re-patch A simple library update turned into a white-knuckle ride for Ubuntu sysadmins, who have lit up Reddit and StackOverflow to complain that their 'net connections went TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance).…

New story! Easier Persistent Memory Programming with Extensions to libstdc++ and libc++

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Persistent memory, unlike volatile memory, retains its contents even if the server has a power failure. However, as Tomasz Kapela, Software Engineer at Intel, points out during his LinuxCon Europe 2016 talk, persistent memory is hard to achieve. Since persistent memory programming is non-trivial, they have been focused on making it easier for the end user and for applications to use persistent memory correctly.

New story! Hello Debugger!

Sometimes, we get ideas we wish we’d thought of sooner. A couple months ago, I got this one: break to the debugger from the source code. (Not specifically Linux, just a cool idea I had.)

New story! Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

By the end of 2016, about half of Android devices -- 735 million -- had received a security patch issued during the year, according to the report. That means another half hasn’t, leaving the vulnerabilities in those phones unfixed.

New story! Intellectual Ventures -- Like Microsoft (Which It Came From) -- Spreads Patents to Manifest a Lot of Lawsuits

That worrisome strategy which is passage of patents to active (legally-aggressive) trolls seems to be a commonality, seen across both Microsoft and its biggest ally among trolls, which Microsoft and Bill Gates helped create and still fund

New story! Rugged, expandable 3.5-inch Skylake SBC supports Linux

Diamond’s 3.5-inch “Venus” SBC offers an Intel 6th Gen CPU, -40 to 85°C support, up to 20GB of ruggedized RAM, and mini-PCIe and PCIe/104 OneBank. The Venus is “believed to be the very first rugged small form factor single-board-computer” based on Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” Core processors, says Diamond Systems. This may well be true, depending on how you define “rugged” and “SBC.”

New story! It's Official: Linux Users Can Now Watch Netflix Movies Using Mozilla Firefox

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 22, 2017 9:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
It took them a few years to realize that Linux could be a very important player for their video-on-demand streaming platform, and now Netflix is announcing that it "finally" supports playback on the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

New story! Toughened up PC/104 SBC runs Linux

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 8:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
WinSystems unveiled a rugged “PCM-C418” SBC with a dual-core, Vortex86DX3SoC, Fast and Gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA and CF storage, and PC/104 expansion. The WinSystems PCM-C418 SBC offers a combination of PC/104 expansion, GbE and Fast Ethernet ports, shock and vibration resistance, and a Linux-friendly, x86-based Vortex86DX3 SoC — attributes shared by the Diamond Systems Helix […]

New story! Blender - Your FOSS 3D Software

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 22, 2017 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
If you are into game development, video editing, or 3D modeling as a professional or a hobby, then Blender is a tool you should definitely look at. Blender is a FOSS solution/alternate to many commercial tools that are available and it is able to strongly match most of these commercial tools. Blender is a cross-platform application which means you can not only run it on Linux but also on Windows and MacOS. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline, anything from modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and game creation.

New story! Some Firefox 52 Users on Linux Left Without Sound

The issue at the heart of this problem is that Mozilla dropped support for ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and is now requiring Linux users to have installed the PulseAudio library to support audio playback inside Firefox.

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