It looks like Unity 7 is not dead yet, as Canonical's Will Cooke is now informing the community that the Ubuntu Desktop team has been working lately on making it easier for users to install the Unity 7 session and related packages on Ubuntu 17.10.
The world's largest patent troll, which reportedly operates (litigates) through literally thousands of shells, has received yet more financial aid from Microsoft and Bill Gates
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at open source seeds, the release of Firefox Focus for Android, and more. Open source news roundup for June 11-24, 2017.
After seeding the Android 7.0 (Nougat) software update to Sony Xperia XA, Xperia XA Dual SIM, Xperia XA Ultra, and Xperia XA Ultra Dual SIM models, Sony Mobile is now rolling out the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update to Xperia X and X Compact phones.
In this article we will be discussing how we can auto answer Yes or No to Linux-Unix commands to make sysadmins life easier.
A look at what Red Hat is selling to raise its bottom line offers some insight into what's going on in IT these days. Most of the company's income, 88 percent of the total, came from subscriptions revolving around RHEL and its related technologies. Ansible, a DevOps automation engine that's often used with Kubernetes deployments, was big, responsible for six of the quarter's transactions of over $1 million. This included one deal valued at over $5 million -- "our largest deal ever for Ansible," according to Shander.
Development of the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment continues as planned, and, as we reported earlier this week, the third milestone (GNOME 3.25.3) has been released with various updates and bug fixes across multiple components and apps.
One of the biggest open source events in the world is right around the corner, and the full schedule has now been announced. The Open Source Summit -- Sept. 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA -- features more than 200 sessions, with additional breakout sessions throughout the day covering technical, leadership, and professional open source tracks.
There are many Linux gaming distros. Most of the gaming distros are based off of Debian, but this one is Red Hat. For those people who prefer Red Hat systems over Debian then this gaming system is for you.
This week in open source, blockchain technology, like that of Hyperledger, is being adopted by the insurance market, Cloud Foundry continues its steady incline of adoption, and more!
In this week's Top 5, we highlight machine learning, games, DevOps, and more! Using open source tools to play Dungeons and Dragons Joe Kline shares how he uses open source tools to play role-playing games – both in person and online. Create scenarios, develop maps, and do more with tools you know and love.
Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution that is based on the well known Ubuntu LTS and targeted at Windows users. Its mission is to provide a complete set of applications to support users' everyday computing needs, including a complete office suite, media players and other essential applications.
pass is a simple command line password manager for Linux which stores password inside of a gpg encrypted file.
For those who like a visually enhanced form of Linux then Ultimate Edition 5.4 is for you. The graphics are extremely nice compared to other versions of Linux I have seen.
With animated cursors and having its own desktop called ‘Budgie’ the Operating System (OS) is visually pleasing.
In the latest Top500 supercomputer race, only two -- count 'em, two -- of the world's fastest computers aren't running Linux.
Fedora uses Eye of GNOME to display images, but it’s a very basic program. Out of the box, Fedora doesn’t have a great tool for managing photos. If you’re familiar with the Fedora Workstation’s desktop environment, GNOME, then you may be... Continue Reading →
If all you want is to geotag photos with coordinates of the city where they were taken, a simple Bash shell script is all your need.
Win Enterprises unveiled a “PL-81210” networking appliance that runs Linux on a dual-core Atom x5-E3930, and offers mini-PCIe, mSATA, and up to 4x GbE. Win Enterprises has launched a low-end networking appliance with three or four Gigabit Ethernet ports, a WAN port, and mini-PCIe expansion. The fanless, PL-81210 runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 […]
In our previous article, we had a good overview of SDN as a technology, why it’s needed, and how IT industry is adopting it. Now, let’s get a layer deeper, and understand SDN’s architecture and the role of the Openflow protocol in the implementation of the technology.
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is a combination of open source software, typically installed on a server used for hosting dynamic websites and web applications.
LaTeX (pronounced lay-tech) is a method of creating documents using plain text, stylized using markup tags, similar to HTML/CSS or Markdown. LaTeX is most commonly used to create documents for academia, such as academic journals. In LaTeX, the author doesn't stylize the document directly, like in a word processor such as Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer, or Apple Pages; instead they write code in plain text that must be compiled to produce a PDF document.
Powerful programs run daily by users of Linux and other flavors of Unix are riddled with holes that can be exploited by logged-in miscreants to gain root privileges, researchers at Qualys have warned.
Red Hat's new Hyperconverged Infrastructure brings datacenter capabilites into your branch offices.
It seems like every day I'm coming across a new project written in Python.
Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system are getting a lot of the latest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software applications lately as a total of seven snapshots were released this week.
The VIA Mobile360 Surround View Sample Kit, which runs Android on an octa-core SoC, provides real-time 360° vehicle monitoring, recording, and tracking. VIA Technologies has unveiled an embedded computer kit for commercial vehicles that integrates inputs from 4x automotive-grade Sharp FOV-190 or FOV-50 cameras.
One of the most common reasons people give for not contributing (or not contributing more) to open source is a lack of time. I get it; life is challenging, and there are so many priorities vying for your limited attention. So how can you find the time in your busy life to contribute to the open source projects you care about?
Monitoring IT infrastructure is essential to ensure its stability. Choosing an
efficient, scalable, customizable, and light-weight solution for this has always been a
challenge with changing requirements. Custom scripts can be used to achieve this smartly
unlike the agent-based monitoring method in which all data defaulted by the monitoring
tool used will be collected. This article describes the custom script method for
monitoring system resources. In this method, the data collector(s) scripts running on
data collector node will poll the target systems for data and so can decide on what data
to be pulled.
Linus Torvalds took to the stage in China for the first time Monday at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing. In front of a crowd of nearly 2,000, Torvalds spoke with VMware Head of Open Source Dirk Hohndel in one of their famous “fireside chats” about what motivates and surprises him and how aspiring open source developers can get started. Here are some highlights of their talk.
What’s surprising about Linux development
Sometimes on a network it is beneficial to know the Operating System (OS) of a machine. Accessing a system is easier when you know the OS because you can specifically search the Internet for known security holes in the OS. Granted, security holes are usually patched quickly, but you need to know when a security hole exists.
Scanning your own network to detect the OS types can help you to see what a hacker will be able to see about your network.
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