New story! 10 reasons to use Cinnamon as your Linux desktop environment

Recently I installed Fedora 25, and found that the current version of KDE Plasma was unstable for me; it crashed several times a day before I decided to try to try something different. After installing a number of alternative desktops and trying them all for a couple hours each, I finally settled on using Cinnamon until Plasma is patched and stable. Here's what I found. read more

New story! Some thoughts on switching from Ubuntu to Antergos for Linux gaming

I did it, I jumped ship from Ubuntu to Antergos and I honestly can’t see myself going back. Here’s some thoughts on that.

New story! Latest LibreELEC 8.0 Beta Updates Linux Kernel Support Patches for Raspberry Pi

A new development release of the LibreELEC open-source OS for Raspberry Pi and similar single-board computers has been unveiled recently, versioned 7.95.1 Beta. LibreELEC lets you transform a Raspberry Pi into a HTPC.

New story! Why events matter and how to do them right

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Marina Paych was a newcomer to open source software when she left a non-governmental organization for a new start in the IT sector—on her birthday, no less. But the real surprise turned out to be open source. Fast forward two years and this head of organizational development runs an entire department, complete with a promotional staff that strategically markets her employer's open source web development services on a worldwide scale. read more

New story! The Linux Foundation Brings 3 New Open Source Events to China

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Scott Meltzer (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 3:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
After the success of other Linux Foundation events in the country, including MesosCon Asia and Cloud Foundry Summit Asia, The Linux Foundation decided to offer its flagship LinuxCon, ContainerCon and CloudOpen events in China as well, said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.

New story! Improve your sleep by using Redshift on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jan 19, 2017 2:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The blue light emitted by most electronic devices, is known for having a negative impact on our sleep. We could simply quit using each of our electronic devices after dark, as an attempt to improve our sleep. However, since that... Continue Reading →

New story! Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Munzali Garba

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program. The program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.

New story! Pwn2Own 2017 Takes Aim at Linux, Servers and Web Browsers

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 19, 2017 12:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Ubuntu
10th anniversary edition of Pwn2Own hacking contest offers over $1M in prize money to security researchers across a long list of targets including Virtual Machines, servers, enterprise applications and web browsers.

New story! Open spec, $29 COM shrinks Pine A64 to SODIMM dimensions

Yet another Linux-friendly, 64-bit hacker board has been squeezed into computer-on-module format, bridging the gap between the hobbyist maker market and commercial embedded manufacturing. Like the $25 to $30 Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 announced this week, Pine64’s SoPine A64 module integrates a quad-core, Cortex-A53 SoC into a compact SODIMM-style form factor.

New story! Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 Improves Storage

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jan 18, 2017 10:03 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud, Red Hat
New release of Red Hat's enterprise-grade container platform is based on the recent Kubernetes 1.4 milestone, adding new dynamic storage capabilities and an enhanced dashboard.

New story! Linux command line navigation tips: the basics of pushd and popd commands

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2017 8:54 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this article, we will be discussing how you can have a faster navigation experience on the Linux command line using the pushd and popd commands.

New story! Arrive On Time With NTP -- Part 1: Usage Overview

  • Linux.com; By Chris Binnie (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2017 7:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Few services on the Internet can claim to be so critical in nature as time. Subtle issues which affect the timekeeping of your systems can sometimes take a day or two to be realized, and they are almost always unwelcome because of the knock-on effects they cause.

New story! AntiX 16.1 is available for public

AntiX is Debian based Linux distribution. It uses lightweight desktop environments like Fluxbox, Icewm, Xfce, etc. This distribution is originated in Greece and is typically ideal for old systems. A few hours ago AntiX team released new version named AntiX 16.1. It is based on Debian Jessie.

New story! Dell Announces New Ubuntu-Powered Dell Precision Mobile Workstation Line-Up

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 18, 2017 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Following the introduction of the 6th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition mobile workstation back in October 2016, Dell's Barton George is proud to announce the next generation of company's Dell Precision line.

New story! How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes

  • Linux.com; By Ian Murphy (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2017 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: Cloud, Linux
The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.

New story! Do I need to provide access to source code under the AGPLv3 license?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2017 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
The GNU Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPLv3) is a copyleft license nearly identical to the GPLv3. Both licenses have the same copyleft scope, but materially differ in one important way. The AGPLv3's Section 13 states an additional condition not present in GPLv2 or GPLv3: read more

New story! How to Install GitScrum on Ubuntu 16.04

GitScrum is an open source task management application that uses Git and the Scrum methodology. It has a lot of useful features like Product Backlog, user Story, Sprint Backlog, Issues and more.

New story! An Everyday Linux User Review Of Elementary OS Loki 0.4

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jan 18, 2017 12:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Here is a review of Elementary OS Loki 0.4 for the average computer user. It provides information on how to get Elementary, how to build a USB drive, how to install it and the features of Elementary as well as some software installation issues

New story! Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 900

  • Keithcu.com; By Keith Curtis (Posted by keithcu on Jan 18, 2017 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
After 3 years running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2, I decided to upgrade to a Yoga 900:

New story! 5 of the Best Places to Find DEBs Packages for Debian-Based Linux Distros

Even though Deb packages are popular with Linux users, it doesn’t mean it is easy to source them. Here are some of the best places to find Debian packages online.

New story! Intel Haswell now supports OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa-git on Linux

In another push towards Mesa finishing OpenGL for all vendors where possible, Intel Haswell chips now have support for OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa on Linux.

New story! What is your favorite Linux distribution?

Of all the many questions you might ask an open source enthusiast, none may evoke quite the passionate response as asking which distribution they prefer.

New story! Wine Staging 2.0 RC5 Improves Support for Apps That Require Windows 7 or Vista

The road to Wine 2.0 and Wine Staging 2.0 continues, and while the former already got its fifth Release Candidate (RC) development release at the end of last week, the latter yesterday received a new unstable build.

New story! A behind the scenes look at Exercism for improving coding skills

In our recent article, we talked about Exercism, an open source project to help people level up in their programming skills with exercises for dozens of different programming languages. Practitioners complete each exercise and then receive feedback on their response, enabling them to learn from their peer group's experience.

New story! The Age of the Unikernel: 10 Projects to Know

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Sam Dean (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2017 2:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
What is a unikernel? It is essentially a pared-down operating system (the unikernel) that can pair with an application into a unikernel application, typically running within a virtual machine. They are sometimes called library operating systems.......

New story! OpenStack Swift: Scalable and Durable Object Storage

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2017 1:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
OpenStack Swift is designed for maximum uptime to be able to serve data to your users all the time without stopping, even if parts of your cluster are down. With Swift, you should still be able to store new data and even to upgrade your cluster in production without downtime.

New story! Equal Rating Innovation Challenge: And the Semifinalists are

About three months ago we launched this global Equal Rating Innovation Challenge to help catalyze new thinking and innovation to provide access to the open Internet to those still living without. Clearly the idea resonated. Thanks to the help of numerous digital inclusion initiatives, think tanks, impact hubs and various local communities that supported us, our challenge has spurred global engagement.

New story! Rugged, customizable POS system runs on Braswell

Advantech’s UBX-310D is a fanless point of sale computer intended for small countertops and limited-space installations. The shock and vibration resistant device has a modest, 245 x 185 x 45mm footprint. The system runs Windows 7 or 8 as a default, with optional Linux 3.13, and supports applications such as retail, self-service, digital signage, and store management.

New story! A Switch for Your Pi

I grew up in the 1980s. That meant we drank far too much Kool-Aid, and on Saturday mornings, we got up early to watch cartoons. It also was the heyday of arcades, but I lived in the ghetto of Detroit and couldn't afford quarters to play games. Plus, there were none anywhere near the neighborhood where I lived. For me, the first real video-game experience was the Atari 2600.

New story! Firefox for iOS Users Can Now Choose Their Favorite Email Apps

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2017 8:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
For most of us email is a big part of our online lives. Today we’re excited to share that we’ve made updates to the email experience in Firefox for iOS, making it possible to choose your favorite email app when … Read more

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