New story! 10 Alternatives to Your Favorite Windows Apps on Chrome OS

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Apr 25, 2017 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
For those who have switched to Chrome OS from Windows, this article will go over some of the popular alternatives to Windows apps for Chrome OS.

New story! Mentor tips Azure IoT support and Linux-driven self-driving tech

Mentor announced Azure Certified for IoT compliance for Mentor Embedded Linux, and unveiled a Linux-based “DRS360” self-driving car platform. Mentor, which has long offered its Yocto Project based Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) commercial Linux distribution, announced new Microsoft Azure cloud support for MEL, as well as its Nucleus RTOS. Earlier this month, its Mentor Automotive […]

New story! A new Android app for teaching kids how to read

Have you been looking for software to help your child to read? Well, your quest may be over. Phoenicia is a new literacy application for Android developed by Michael Hall, an open source software developer, community manager, and technology evangelist currently working at Canonical, maker of Ubuntu. In this interview, he talks about the diagnosis of his oldest child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, his learning curve of Android development, and why user testing matters more than you think. read more

New story! LC3 2017 Features Open Source Experts in SDN, Cloud, DevOps, and More

Developers, architects, sysadmins, DevOps experts, business leaders, and other professionals will gather in China June 19-20 to discuss the latest open source technology and trends at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China 2017 (LC3). This event -- held for the first time in Beijing, China -- features three conferences in one, with more than 100 conference sessions focusing on topics such as Kubernetes, Cloud Native & Containers, Linux...

New story! Open-source EdgeX Foundry seeks to standardize Internet of Things

Fifty companies have joined up to unify Internet of Things edge-computing programming.

New story! Why and how to publish your work and opinions

This free webinar, "Why and How to Publish Your Work and Opinionsm" will be given by Opensource.com Editor and Community Manager Rikki Endsley and Linux.com Editor Libby Clark. Learn how to successfully publish your technical work and viewpoints, as well as how to identify publications to target.

New story! Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0.0 "Jessie" Just Around the Corner, Release Candidate Out

It's been five almost five months since the developers behind the Debian-based Devuan GNU/Linux operating system launched the second Beta version towards the first stable release of the OS, and they now announced the RC.

New story! How The Update Framework Helps to Improve Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 25, 2017 1:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Simply using HTTPS to make sure a software update is secure isn't enough to fully validate that a given update hasn't been tampered with. That's where The Update Framework can help.

New story! More than just apps: 5 innovative uses for C#

The .NET platform has always been a mainstay of the desktop and server app development field, powering Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and many years of Line of Business (LOB) apps. Today, however, .NET is a very different platform; it's powered by an open-source API-based compiler platform, features in-built scripting capabilities, and C# can be authored effectively in many IDEs, not just from Microsoft. read more

New story! How I became a webcomic artist in less than a month with open source tools

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 11:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you are reading this, you probably care about, or are at least mildly interested in, open source. Like you, I care about and am interested in open source. Perhaps unlike you, I am also a webcomic artist. You can find my work at Herpaderp.party. This is a story about how I came to use and, indeed, vaunt open source. I'll also tell you about how and why I produce my comic using open source tools and infrastructure. read more

New story! How Operation Code helps veterans learn programming skills

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 9:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
After leaving the military, Army Captain David Molina knew he wanted to go into software development. As Molina did research on the field, he found himself overwhelmed by the vast amount of information and choices. For example: What coding language is the right one to learn? What language is the most valuable for being competitive in the job market? To add to the confusion, there are a myriad of for-profit code schools that are proliferating at an exponential rate, and each one advertises career outcomes for a fraction of the cost of a four-year computer science degree. read more

New story! Share Fedora: Difficult Conversations

Last week the Fedora community was asked to share ideas for maintaining existing community. Opensource.com collected many great responses. This week the blogging challenge continues with ideas on how to measure success. The Fedora Project is focused on this, like... Continue Reading →

New story! Top 8 Music Player for Ubuntu and Linux Mint

List of top 8 music player for Ubuntu and Linux Mint Desktop.

New story! Uber cloaked its spying and all it got from Apple was a slap on the wrist

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 6:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Greyball snoopware even 'geofenced' Cupertino Uber hid its fingerprinting of iPhone users from Apple – techniques that would have had any other app thrown out of Apple's store. Uber retained the information even after the Uber app had been deleted and the phone had been wiped. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick got a personal reprimand from Apple CEO Tim Cook, but the app stayed put, and Uber continues to use fingerprinting worldwide.…

New story! How to track and secure open source in your enterprise

  • CIO.com; By Mary Branscombe (Posted by abennett on Apr 24, 2017 4:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Your developers are using open source — even if you don't know about it. Here's how to take control and why you need to.

New story! Open source group focuses on industrial IoT gateway middleware

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 3:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Linux Foundation has launched an open source, cross-platform “EdgeX Foundry” project based on Dell’s FUSE for standardizing middleware on IoT gateways. The new EdgeX Foundry organization will develop modular, cross-platform middleware for industrial IoT edge gateways. Based on a Dell FUSE project, the open source group aims to simplify and standardize industrial IoT edge […]

New story! Libreswan based Ipsec VPN using preshared and RSA keys on Ubuntu

The purpose of this tutorial is to explore LibreSwan which provides an IPsec protocol implementation. It is available in RedHat distributions, however, it can be compiled for another platform such as Ubuntu/Debian easily. In this article, the LibreSwan tool is built from source on Ubuntu, then a two peer VPN is configured using preshared & RSA keys between the gateway devices.

New story! Assimilate Go Programming with Open Source Books

  • OSSBlog.org; By Steve Emms (Posted by sde on Apr 24, 2017 1:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community
Go is a compiled, statically typed programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. It’s a general purpose programming language with modern features, clean syntax and a robust well-documented common library, making it a good candidate to learn as your first programming language. While it borrows ideas from other languages such as Algol and C, it has a very different character. It’s sometimes described as a simple language.

New story! Stanford Uni's intro to CompSci course adopts JavaScript, bins Java

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Java's days are numbered – but it's a very large number In early April, Stanford University began piloting a new version of its introductory computer science course, CS 106A. The variant, CS 106J, is taught in JavaScript rather than Java.…

New story! 4 new OpenStack how-tos and guides

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 8:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Having OpenStack experience continues to be among the most in-demand skills in the tech world, as organizations continue to seek to build and manage their own open source clouds. But OpenStack is a big topic, made up of dozen of individual projects that are being actively developed at a rapid pace. Just keeping your skills up to date can be a challenge. read more

New story! Why Choose Linux Operating System?

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on Apr 24, 2017 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
Linux is a free operating system that anyone can download and install on their computers. It's one of the top five platforms used in the world, and yet most people don't understand its benefits. With that in mind, this post will draw your attention towards all the advantages you can expect to encounter.

New story! Building a Wearable Device with Zephyr

The Linux Foundation’s open source Zephyr Project received considerable attention at this February’s Embedded Linux Conference (ELC). Although there are still no shipping products running this lightweight real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong of the French embedded firm BayLibre shared their experiences in developing a wearable device that may end up being the first Zephyr-based consumer electronics product.

New story! Automatic MySQL schema management with Skeema

At this year's Percona Live open source database conference, I'll be discussing automatic MySQL schema management with Skeema. Skeema solves many problems that software engineers and DBAs encounter when managing migrations. How can they keep schemas in sync across development, staging, and production systems? read more

New story! Whats new in OpenStack Ocata

  • Opensource.com; By Rich Bowen (Posted by bob on Apr 24, 2017 12:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenStack Ocata has now been out for a little over a month and we're about to see the first milestone of the Pike release. Past cycles show that now's about the time when people start looking at the new release to see if they should consider moving to it. So here's a quick overview of what's new in this release.

New story! Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective)

  • Linux.com; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 10:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME, Linux
Jack Wallen looks at the similarities and differences between Unity and GNOME to help Unity users effortlessly make the transition.

New story! Mirantis enters the Kubernetes game and ups its OpenStack play

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 8:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Besides managing OpenStack clouds, Mirantis is adding cloud container management to its skillset with Kubernetes.

New story! The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Doky

  • Linux.com; By Libby Clark (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 6:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Doky is a Linux-based online operating system that provides cloud collaboration and storage and a quickly growing, fully integrated set of virtual desktop apps. Its free web and mobile platform can replace the functions of a local computer, allowing users to access their desktop, data, tabs and more securely from any computer, anywhere, anytime.

New story! 5 ways to succeed at learning a programming language

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 23, 2017 4:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Whether you're taking up programming for the first time, or learning your 50th language, you might ask, "What's the best way to learn to program?" I surveyed dozens of people who taught themselves to program in Rust as part of my OSCON talk in 2016, and asked the expert autodidacts what advice they would give to others for picking up a new language. I found that despite their diverse backgrounds, all of my interviewees shared five common approaches to building new programming skills. read more

New story! Ubuntu 17.10 Codename Released

Recently Ubuntu has been the talk of the town due to Mark shuttleworth's announcement on discontinuation of Unity 8 development. Now there is another news coming from Ubuntu which is the release of codename of its upcoming Ubuntu version, i.e. Ubuntu 17.10. It's Artful Aardvark!

New story! Collabora Office 5.3 Officially Released, Based on LibreOffice 5.3 Office Suite

Collabora was proud to announce the official release of Collabora Office 5.3 office suite based on the latest stable LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite.

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