New story! It Certainly Looks Like Microsoft is Already Siccing Its Patent Trolls, Including Intellectual Ventures, on Companies That Use Linux

News about Intellectual Ventures and Finjan Holdings (Microsoft-funded patent trolls) reinforces our allegations -- not mere suspicions anymore -- that Microsoft would 'punish' companies that are not paying subscription fees (hosting) or royalties (patent tax) to Microsoft and are thus in some sense 'indebted' to Microsoft

New story! New Steam Client Update Improves In-Home Streaming, Fixes Xbox Controller Bug

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 25, 2017 6:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Steam
Valve released a new stable Steam Client update for all supported platforms, including SteamOS, GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows, fixing some nasty issues, but also implementing various improvements.

New story! How to Install Cerb on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 25, 2017 4:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Cerb is a free and open source web-based application software for collaboration and email automation. It is written in PHP language and uses MySQL/MariaDB as a database. It is used for sending a large number of emails. Here, we will explain how to install Cerb on CentOS 7 server.

New story! Daimler Jumps on Linux Bandwagon

Germain automaker Daimler indicates that it's betting much of its future on Linux by investing in two Linux projects.

New story! Linux-based imaging dev kit targets Basler cameras

Critical Link unveiled an imaging dev kit based on its Cyclone V-based MitySOM-5CSx module, featuring an interface to Basler BCON dart cameras. Critical Link announced a Linux-driven “MitySOM Embedded Imaging Dev Kit” for automation, robotics, motion control, and vision applications based on its Intel Cyclone V based MitySOM-5CSx COM and baseboard.

New story! Linux Mint KDE Review: Easy And Beautiful

Linux mint, the most popular Linux distribution is recommended by almost all Linux users for newbies. By default, Linux mint is released with cinnamon. But thanks to the Kubuntu team, we now have a KDE edition. Well, new users are probably wondering what all this KDE thing is? KDE is a community. KDE is a compilation of software. We will look at it in more detail on the way.

New story! Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Beta 2 Brings Latest GNOME 3.24 Apps, Budgie 10.2.9 Desktop

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Beta 2 launched as part of yesterday's Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Final Beta release, and we'd like to share with you some of the new features and improvements included in this last development version.

New story! How to use Java and other NPAPI plugins in Firefox

Mozilla decided to stop supporting NPAPI plugins for Firefox browser two years ago. NPAPI plugins are binary components integrated to the browser. Some well known NPAPI plugins are Flash, Java, and the GNOME Shell web extension. The stock Firefox 52 browser... Continue Reading →

New story! Manjaro: User-Friendly Arch Linux for Everyone

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2017 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Arch, Linux
Manjaro Linux is easy to install and equally as easy to work with, making it suitable for every user -- from beginner to expert.

New story! Five HPC Cost Considerations to Maximize ROI

The benefits of HPC, where computing power and speed are increased dramatically by combining multiple compute nodes into tightly coordinated clusters,

New story! Chemistry on the Desktop

For this article, I thought I'd introduce another chemistry application—specifically, BKChem, a free chemical drawing program. As opposed to many other chemistry applications, BKChem provides both a nice GUI for constructing molecules and a set of chemical analysis tools to look at the properties of the newly constructed molecule.

New story! Quick guide Bash while loop with examples

Loops plays an important role in bash scripting. After For Loop another loop comes in to picture is Bash while loop. Basically Bash while loop executes sets of command till any condition is satisfied. Once condition turns false execution flow gets out of the bash while loop.

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.

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