New story! Usability testing for early-stage software prototypes

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 3:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story
In this article, Ciarrai Cunneen and I describe how to do a paper-based usability test, using an early redesign of the GNOME Settings app as an example. The updated Settings features in GNOME 3.26, released on September 13. When writing open source software, we often obsess about making our logic elegant and concise, coming up with clever ways to execute tasks and demonstrate ideas. But we sometimes forget a key fact: Software is not useful if it is not easy to use. read more

New story! How to Get Desktop Notifications from the Linux Command Line

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Sep 21, 2017 2:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
It would be helpful if your Linux scripts and terminal commands could send you desktop notifications. Well, they can, and it's super easy to set up!

New story! Chap tames Slack by piping it into Emacs

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 12:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
And then filtering out all the stuff he doesn't need to read Emacs enthusiast Artur Malabarba has put the text editor to work taming Slack.…

New story! Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT

The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers.

New story! How to Set Up and Use AbanteCart on Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Jackson Mwendwa (Posted by damien on Sep 21, 2017 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
AbanteCart is a free open source shopping cart software that you can use to start your own online shop . Learn how you can install, setup and use AbanteCart on Ubuntu.

New story! An introduction to machine learning today

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 9:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) mean different things to different people, but the newest approaches have one thing in common: They are based on the idea that a program's output should be created mostly automatically from a high-dimensional and possibly huge dataset, with minimal or no intervention or guidance from a human. Open source tools are used in a variety of machine learning and artificial intelligence projects. In this article, I'll provide an overview of the state of machine learning today. read more

New story! DeVeDe NG Review Create Video DVDs and CDs

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 21, 2017 7:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Devede is an open source program that allows the creation of video CDs and DVDs from an MPEG, AVI and similar formats suitable for home DVD players. Devede uses Mplayer, Mencoder, DVDAuthor, and VCDimager, so you can use any video playable with Mplayer. It is available for multiple platforms including Windows and Linux.

New story! Pixelbook leak: Googles new high-end Chromebook expected October 4

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google's top-of-the-line Chromebook Pixel is coming back with a new name and better specifications.

New story! 5 Ways to Secure Wi-Fi Networks

Wi-Fi is one entry-point hackers can use to get into your network without setting foot inside your building because wireless is much more open to eavesdroppers than wired networks, which means you have to be more diligent about security.

New story! uniprof: Transparent Unikernel for Performance Profiling and Debugging

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 4:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Unikernels are small and fast and give Docker a run for its money, while at the same time still giving stronger features of isolation, says Florian Schmidt, a researcher at NEC Europe, who has developed uniprof, a unikernel performance profiler that can also be used for debugging.

New story! Linux Kernel 4.12 Reached End of Life, Users Are Urged to Move to Linux 4.13

Greg Kroah-Hartman published on Wednesday new maintenance updates for various of the supported Linux kernel branches that he maintains, including the Linux 4.12 series, which appears to have reached end of life.

New story! Linux Groups Command for Beginners (with Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2017 1:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In Linux, there's a concept of users (those who use the system), and then there's the concept of groups, which is basically a logical mechanism to manage a collection of users. To give you a basic idea, groups make it easy to manage users with, say, same security and access privileges.

New story! Firefly COM dual boots Android and Ubuntu on hexa-core RK3399

Firefly’s “RK3399 Coreboard” compute module features Rockchip’s hexa-core RK3399 with up to 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, and is supported with a new dev board. Firefly has taken the guts of its Rockchip RK3399 based Firefly-RK3399 SBC and squeezed it onto a computer-on-module.

New story! Pixelbook leak: Googles new high-end Chromebook expected October 4

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 20, 2017 11:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
According to Droid Life, on October 4, Google will release the first new retail version of the Chromebook Pixel since 2015, the Pixelbook. The Chomebook Pixel was the Rolls-Royce of Chromebooks. It was faster, more powerful, and came with a better display than any other laptop in its day. Thanks to Chromebook Pixel fans, Google has elected to start selling this luxury Chromebook again.

New story! Ubuntu Dock Features Adaptive Transparency on Ubuntu 17.10, Here's How It Works

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 20, 2017 9:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu contributor Didier Roche continues his development on the look and feel of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, and today he announced that Ubuntu Dock is getting adaptive transparency.

New story! YouTube on the Big Screen

For years I've been jealous of folks with iOS devices who could just send their phone screens to their Apple TV devices. It seems like the Android screen-mirroring protocols never work right for me. My Sony Xperia has multiple types of screen mirroring, and none of them seem to work on my smart TVs or Roku devices.

New story! A Quick Review Of PCLinuxOS

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Aayush Gupta (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 20, 2017 7:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Sometimes while I review distros I come across some cool distros that many persons don’t know about. PCLinuxOS is one of them. A user-friendly, stable and quite cool in features and app selection are the things that made me love this distro.

New story! How To Use YUM History Command To Rollback An Updates In RHEL/CentOS Systems

Yum history command allows administrator to rollback the system to a previous state on CentOS and RHEL Systems.

New story! Linux-driven Sitara SiP module shrinks to 21mm square

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Sep 20, 2017 5:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Octavo’s OSD335x-SM is a 40 percent smaller version of its AM335x based OSD335x SiP that adds an EEPROM and more I/O. There’s also an open-spec dev board. Last year, Octavo Systems added a new twist to BeagleBone development when it released its 27 x 27mm OSD335x System-In-Package (SiP) module. The OSD335x, which went on to […]

New story! Improved multimedia support with Pipewire in Fedora 27

Pipewire — a new project of underlying Linux infrastructure to handle multimedia better — has just been officially launched. The project’s main goal is to improve the handling of both audio and video. Additionally, Pipewire introduces a security model to... Continue Reading →

New story! How to Restore the Legacy System Tray in GNOME Shell

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Sep 20, 2017 2:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME
GNOME 3.26 completely removes the legacy system tray at the top of your desktop. Learn how to bring it back with the TopIcons Plus extension.

New story! Sublime Text 3.0 is Here! See, How to Install it on Linux

  • It's FOSS; By Derick Sullivan M. Lobga (Posted by abhishekpc on Sep 20, 2017 1:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Sublime Text 3.0 is now available for Linux.

New story! Architecting the future with abstractions and metadata

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 20, 2017 12:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Abstractions and metadata are the future of architecture in systems engineering, as they were before in software engineering. In many languages, there are abstractions and metadata; however, systems engineering has never adopted this view. Systems were always thought of as too unique for any standard abstractions. Now that we’ve standardized the lower-level abstractions, we’re ready to build new system-level abstractions. read more

New story! A look at some great Linux & SteamOS racing games available in 2017

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 20, 2017 10:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
We’ve come a long way since SuperTuxKart, here’s my little listicle of interesting racing games available for Linux & SteamOS.

New story! How to Install PHP 7.1 on Debian 8

I recently wrote a similar article for Ubuntu, but here is how to install on PHP 7.1 on Debian 8.

New story! Linux Foundation LFCE Georgi Yadkov Shares His Certification Journey

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Sep 20, 2017 5:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community, Linux
The Linux Foundation is highlighting some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. In this article, recently certified engineer Georgi Yadkov shares his experience.

New story! Fanless Skylake computer offers four PCI and PCIe slots

Adlink’s MVP-6010 and MVP-6020 embedded computers run Linux or Windows on Intel 6th Gen CPUs, and offer 4x PCI/PCIe slots, 6x USB ports, and 4x COM ports. If Adlink’s new MVP-6010/6020 Series looks familiar, that’s because it’s a modified version of the recent MVP-5000 and last year’s MVP-6000 industrial PCs.

New story! BlueBorne Vulnerability Is Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases, Update Now

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 20, 2017 2:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical released today new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases, patching recently discovered security vulnerabilities, including the infamous BlueBorne that exposes billions of Bluetooth devices.

New story! Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Products for Linux

  • It's FOSS; By Ambarish Kumar (Posted by abhishekpc on Sep 20, 2017 1:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this article, we list the best Adobe alternatives for Linux. These Adobe Creative Suite alternative for Linux are also free and open source.

New story! Innersource: How to leverage open source in the enterprise

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 20, 2017 12:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Companies of varying sizes across many industries are implementing innersource programs to drive greater levels of development collaboration and reuse. They ultimately seek to increase innovation; reduce time to market; grow, retain, and attract talent; and of course, delight their customers. In this article, I'll introduce innersource and some of its key facets and examine some of the problems that it can help solve. I'll also discuss some components of an innersource program, including metrics. read more

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