New story! Google's Open Source Report Card Highlights Game-Changing Contributions

Ask people about Google’s relationship to open source, and many of them will point to Android and Chrome OS — both very successful operating systems and both based on Linux. Android, in particular, remains one of the biggest home runs in open source history. But, as Josh Simmons from Google’s Open Source Programs Office will tell you, Google also contributes a slew of useful open source tools and programs to the community each year.

New story! Kodi-fying an old computer

Here’s another Linux entry that I’m posting to remind me of what I’ve done to solve a problem. A friend came over to my home and saw my living room Linux computer set up to play media: movies, music, pictures, that kind of thing. He asked how it was done, and I mentioned the program KODI as the media server I was using. He was impressed, and asked if I could convert an old computer (or three) that he had to do the same thing. “Of course!” I replied, with a far too inflated view of my own competence.

New story! Mad Max released for Linux, port report and review available

Mad Max is the latest Linux port from Feral Interactive, probably one of the titles I have been most excited about so hopefully it lives up to the promise.

New story! Ranking the Web With Radical Transparency

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 12:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
Ranking every URL on the web in a transparent and reproducible way is a core concept of the Common Search project, says Sylvain Zimmer, who will be speaking at the upcoming Apache: Big Data Europe conference in Seville, Spain.

New story! Useful Vim editor plugins for software developers - part 3: a.vim

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 11:44 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Now, in this third and the final part, we will discuss another very useful plugin dubbed a.vim. Up until now, in this series of articles covering programming-related plugins for Vim, we discussed basics of Vim plugin installation using Pathogen plugin manager, and covered a total of three plugins - namely Tagbar, delimitMate, and Syntastic. Now, in this third and the final part, we will discuss another very useful plugin dubbed a.vim.

New story! 3 Twitter clients for the Linux command line

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Twitter at the command line? Why not! While this may seem like a solution searching for a problem, for some people interacting with Twitter in a terminal window makes sense. There's less distraction at the command line than with a desktop Twitter client or even Twitter's web interface. On top of that, command-line clients are fast and their interfaces are generally quite clean. No matter why you want to work with Twitter in a terminal, there are applications out there for you. Here's a look at three Twitter clients that you can run from the command line. read more

New story! How to incorporate open source into computer science classes

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This year at the Grace Hopper Conference I'm moderating a panel on why, and how, to incorporate open source into computer science classes. The panelists are four computer science instructors—all women—who have already used open source projects in their classrooms. read more

New story! Tiny OpenWRT WiFi module updated in $12 and $4 versions

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The $12 “VoCore2” WiFi COM, which runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688AN, has won Indiegogo funding and has been joined by a $4 “VoCore2 Lite” version. Back in 2014, we hailed the $20 VoCore computer-on-module as the smallest yet to run Linux, measuring only 25 x 25mm. Earlier this month, China-based VoCore launched an updated […]

New story! Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners: Part 2

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Oct 20, 2016 5:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache, Linux, Ubuntu
We'll learn the easy way how to enable SSL on Apache, and the slightly harder and more authoritative way. Please refer to part 1 of this series, Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners, as this builds on the examples shown there.

New story! Upcoming Free Webinars From The Linux Foundation

Learn about The Linux Foundation's latest initiatives and industry trends, or dive into technical training topics with our free webinar series. Register today to save your spot!

New story! Nasdaq Selects Drupal 8

Dries Buytaert announced today that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Drupal 8 and will work with Acquia to create its Investor Relations Website Platform.

New story! NethServer 7 RC1 Replaces Snort with Suricata, Adds Deep Packet Inspection

The development of the CentOS-based, server-oriented NethServer 7 operating system continues, and today Alessio Fattorini informed Softpedia about the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) version.

New story! A Doctor Learns How to Code Through Open Source

Judy Gichoya is a medical doctor from Kenya who became a software developer after joining the open source medical records project, OpenMRS. The open source project creates medical informatics software that helps health professionals collect and present data to improve patient care in developing countries.

New story! USB Killers - Hardware and Software options to destroy your data (or devices)

  • Linux Forum; By Jarret Buse (Posted by kprojects on Oct 19, 2016 11:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Every new computer, whether running Linux or not, has some type of Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector. Most electronics now come with a USB connection of some type from TVs to cars. The time has arrived to worry about what device is being placed into these connectors or even being taken out.

New story! 3.5-inch SBC expands upon Skylake-H

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2016 10:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Commell’s 3.5-inch “LE-37I” SBC features Intel 6th Gen Core CPUs, and offers SATA 3, dual GbE, dual Mini-PCIe with SIM, and a wide-range power supply. Like Commell’s 3.5-inch LE-37G single board computer, the LE-37I supports Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) Core processors, but this model uses the higher-end, mostly quad-core Skylake-H series processors rather than the […]

New story! How to Install Ruby on Rails (RoR) with PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Ruby on Rails on ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I will show you how to install and configure Rails with a PostgreSQL database, and how to create a new first project with Rails. Ruby on Rails (RoR) is an open source web application framework, published under MIT License. Ruby on Rails, or rails is written in Ruby, it is a server-side web application framework that follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) concept.

New story! Linux Foundation Takes JavaScript Under Its Wings

The JS Foundation is now a Linux Foundation Project. The news came on Monday, first as an announcement on the Linux Foundation's website, and then announced from the podium at the first day of Oscon Europe in London. "JS," of course, stands for "JavaScript," and as any web developer will tell you, it's an essential part of almost all modern websites.

New story! Red Hat eye from the Ubuntu guy: Fedora -- how you doin'?

More than a mere RHEL release testbed Comment Red Hat is the biggest – and one of the oldest – companies in the Linux world, but despite the difficulty of accurately measuring Linux usage figures, Ubuntu and its relatives seem to be the most popular Linux distributions. Red Hat isn’t sitting idle, though. Despite its focus on enterprise software, including virtualisation, storage and Java tools, it’s still aggressively developing its family of distros: RHEL, CentOS and Fedora.…

New story! Microsoft’s CEO Says Windows Is “The Most Open Platform” Ever

Satya Nadella talks Windows and platform openness.

New story! Researcher unveils second Samsung Pay vulnerability

The new vulnerability, which will be demonstrated at the Ekoparty security conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina next week, uses the NFC communication standard and can be exploited with no new equipment at all -- just an app.

New story! Canonical Ltd.'s Ubuntu Core

Canonical Ltd.'s "Snappy" Ubuntu Core, a stripped-down version of Ubuntu designed for autonomous machines, devices and other internet-connected digital things, has gained significant traction in the chipset/semiconductor market recently.

New story! How Apache Kafka is powering a real-time data revolution

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2016 1:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Apache; Story Type: Interview
Two years ago, Neha Narkhede co-founded a company called Confluent to build on her team's work with Apache Kafka. In this interview, we talk about how lots of companies are deploying Kafka and how that has led to a very busy GitHub repo. Narkhede will keynote at All Things Open in Raleigh, NC next week. read more

New story! LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Unity 8 Preview In Ubuntu 16.10

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has just been released with quite a few number of new stuff and a first preview of Unity 8 desktop environment. Unity could be installed in Ubuntu 16.04 but it comes with 16.10 pre-installed. Unity 8 has been in development since 2013 and anyone who has seen or used Ubuntu phone will quickly notice the similarities and some major differences.

New story! How to use IP (replacement for ifconfig) Command on Linux

ifconfig command has been replaced by IP command which is very powerful and performing several network administration tasks with one command.

New story! How to Install Atom in Fedora

A text editor is an important tool for developers, since they spend a lot of time using one. This article is about Atom, a cool modern editor. Atom is a free and open source text editor developed in 2015 by Github. Its developer... Continue Reading →

New story! Who killed Cyanogen?

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2016 8:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Well, it's hanging on in there, but why didn't it conquer the world? Analysis Does European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager's team pay close attention to the tech news? If not, perhaps they should.…

New story! COM Express Type 6 and Type 7 modules feature security chip

Kontron’s Linux-ready Intel 6th Gen Type 6 and a 5th Gen Type 7 COM Express modules integrate its new Security Solution Approtect technology. In August, when Kontron announced its COMe-cSL6 COM Express Compact Type 6 module based on 6th Gen Intel Core “Skylake” CPUs, we don’t recall seeing any mention of a security chip. Yet, […]

New story! Moving from Shared to VPS Hosting – Everything You Need to Know

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog (Posted by RoseHosting on Oct 19, 2016 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Most people start out with shared hosting. Every shared hosting plan has a control panel with it. The most popular and widely-used shared hosting control panels are cPanel and DirectAdmin.

New story! Using feedback loops for greater work satisfaction

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 19, 2016 4:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In August I wrote about using feedback loops in your personal life to get unstuck from unproductive habits. This month I'll talk about some new helpful feedback loops for your workplace. I'm going to make this easy for you: Here are my top three, and they're always good ones to start with. Meet with your boss and/or mentor on a regular basis Based on the conversations I've had with many people in software engineering, I feel like there may be a collective groan coming at me. read more

New story! Twenty and counting: KDE marks another milestone

Twenty years ago, a German software developer named Matthias Ettrich kicked off a project to provide Linux users with all the desktop functionality that Windows users had at the time.

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