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Tips for contributors, managing containers at CERN, and more OpenStack news

Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. OpenStack around the web From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights. read more

OpenSSL For Apache and Dovecot: Part 2

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2017 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Apache, Linux
Last week as part of our meandering OpenSSL series, we learned how to configure Apache to use OpenSSL and to force all sessions to use HTTPS. Today, we'll protect our Postfix/Dovecot mail server with OpenSSL.

New Linux WiFi Daemon Streamlines Networking Stack

If you’ve ever used an embedded Linux development device with wireless networking, you’ve likely benefited from the work of Marcel Holtmann, the maintainer of the BlueZ Bluetooth daemon since 2004, who spoke at an Embedded Linux Conference Europe panel in October...

Top 5: Most common Linux issues, Exercism for programming skills, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Jan 15, 2017 7:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
In this week's Top 5, we highlight common Linux issues, Exercism to improve your programming skills, how to get started as an open source programmer, a few to-do list managers, and Clang-format for clean code.

Discord chat and VOIP on Linux, game streaming on any device, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 14, 2017 5:51 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this open gaming roundup, we take a look at Discord, a popular chat and VOIP client among gamers which is now supported on Linux; a new Gaming as a Service platform LiquidSky; and more gaming news. Open gaming roundup for January 1-14, 2017 read more

3 open source music players: Aqualung, Lollypop, and GogglesMM

Music is a part of life. Wikipedia's article on the history of music contains this great phrase: "Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music...." Well, we open source folk form a tribe—that's for sure. I propose that our "form of music" includes open music players.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Forces Improved Windows Gaming, Blockchains Importance Surges in 2017 & More

This week in Linux and OSS news, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols explains why Linux is forcing Windows to up its gaming game, blockchain is especially important in the current sociopolitical climate, and more! Read on to keep on top of the most important tech stories.

Rogue Wave Software's TotalView for HPC and CodeDynamics

New versions of not just one but two dynamic analysis tools from Rogue Wave Software were unveiled recently to pleased developers everywhere. Upgraded TotalView for HPC and CodeDynamics, versions 2016.07, improve the diagnosis and correction of bugs, memory issues and crashes at execution.

Best Linux Distributions for New Users

Ah, the age-old question...one that holds far more importance than simply pointing out which Linux distribution is a fan-favorite. Why is that? Let me set the stage: You have a user—one who has, most likely, spent the majority of their time in front of either a Windows or Mac machine—and they’ve come to you for an alternative. You want to point them in a direction that will bring about the least amount of hiccups along the way and highlight the power and flexibility of Linux.

How to install a Ceph Storage Cluster on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 14, 2017 12:42 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will guide you to install and build a Ceph cluster on Ubuntu 16.04 server. Ceph is an open source storage platform, it provides high performance, reliability, and scalability. It's a free distributed storage system that provides an interface for object, block, and file-level storage and can operate without a single point of failure.

How companies can help employees contribute to open source

I'm a part of the Drupal community, which has more than 100,000 active contributors worldwide. And among them is a growing group of employees who are encouraged by their employers to contribute to open source. These days, finding a seasoned developer whose resume or CV doesn't mention an open source contributionor two (or more) is rare. The best developers know it matters, and it's becoming normal for contributions to help you get, or keep, a job. If you're an employer in technology, you know that. So how can you help your employees contribute to open source? read more

State of the Union: npm

  • Linux.com; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 13, 2017 4:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Ashley Williams, Developer Community and Content Manager for npm, shared some staggering figures associated with the registry in her talk at Node.js Interactive.

Tips for non-native English speakers working on open source projects

The primary language of most open source projects is English, but open source users and contributors span the globe. Non-native speakers face many communication and cultural challenges when participating in the ecosystem. In this article, we will share challenges, how to overcome them, and best practices for easing onboarding of non-native speakers, as non-native English speakers and contributors to OpenStack. We are based in Japan, Brazil, and China, and work daily with the huge OpenStack community that is spread around the world. read more

Open source, 3D printed microscope runs on Raspberry Pi

WaterScope has launched an open source, 3D printable “OpenFlexure” microscope for testing water quality, powered by a Raspberry Pi 3. A Cambridge University spinoff called WaterScope has launched a low-cost, 3D printable microscope called OpenFlexure. The open source microscope, which is controlled by a Raspberry Pi 3 SBC, is designed for low-cost water testing in […]

How to install Apache web server on Fedora

One of the most common uses for any Linux system is as a web server. By far the most prevalent and famous web server is Apache. Apache is readily available in Fedora in pre-packaged form. You can use it to... Continue Reading →

New Linux wireless daemon seeks cleaner connection

At ELCE, Intel’s Marcel Holtmann described how a new Internet Wireless Daemon will help to streamline the Linux communications stack for IoT. If you’ve ever used an embedded Linux development device with wireless networking, you’ve likely benefited from the work of Marcel Holtmann, the maintainer of the BlueZ Bluetooth daemon since 2004, who spoke at an Embedded Linux Conference Europe panel in October.

How to Install Nextcloud with Nginx and PHP7-FPM on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 13, 2017 5:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud, Linux, PHP
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure the latest Nextcloud 10 release on a CentOS 7 server. I will run Nextcloud with a Nginx web server and PHP7-FPM and use MariaDB as the database system. Nextcloud is a free (Open Source) Dropbox-like software, a fork of the ownCloud project. Nextcloud is written in PHP and JavaScript, it supports many database systems such as, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle Database and SQLite.

KDE Plasma 5.9 Beta Kicks off 2017 in Style

Today KDE releases the beta of this year’s first Plasma feature update, Plasma 5.9. While this release brings many exciting new features to your desktop, we'll continue to provide bugfixes to Plasma 5.8 LTS.

Qseven COM offers Apollo Lake and a security chip

Portwell’s “PQ7-M108” follows other Qseven 2.1 compliant, 70 x 70mm modules with Intel Apollo Lake processors such as the Advantech SOM-3569, Congatec Conga-QA5, and Seco Q7-B03.

KDE releases Kirigami UI 2.0

Today, KDE announces the public release of Kirigami UI 2.0 ! All issues that were identified during the ten days of beta testing have been fixed, and Kirigami 2.0 is deemed ready for general use.

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