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How the 'itch-to-scratch model' can solve our UX woes

Open source is a developer-centric solutions model, which, in a nutshell, could be described as building communities of developers to solve problems. In its most simplistic form, the model has two stages. First, a developer has a problem, which they can fix with some new code, and they make a start on it. Second, if they then make their solution available to other developers it can develop into a full blown thriving open source community. When it works it is a fantastic process to behold and it this simple model that has changed the history of computing. read more

Dells new high-end all-in-one PC offers Ubuntu Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Do you want a no-expenses spared Linux desktop? Then check out the new Dell Precision 5720.

Docker wants to help put old enterprise apps into containers

Docker is offering enterprises an easier on-ramp to using containers with a new consulting program aimed at taking a legacy application and migrating it to a container in five days.

Share Fedora: Maintaining Existing Community

  • Fedora Magazine; By Brian (bex) Exelbierd (Posted by bob on Apr 20, 2017 6:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Fedora
Last week the Fedora community was asked to share ideas for encouraging new contributors. Opensource.com collected many great responses. This week the blogging challenge continues with ideas on how to maintain existing community.

Mozilla Firefox 53.0 Web Browser Drops Linux Support for Older Processors

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 20, 2017 5:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The Firefox 53.0 web browser was made available for download earlier today, for all supported platforms, but and an official announcement was published by the Mozilla folks a few moments ago with details about the new features.

Modular IoT gateway family has hot pluggable wireless options

Portwell’s highly modular, Linux-friendly “XM-1” line of IoT gateways offers a choice of ARM or x86 CPUs and hot-pluggable ZigBee, LoRa, WiFi, or 2G/3G/LTE. Portwell, which was an early member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, has released several x86-based Internet of Things gateways in recent years (see farther below). Now, the company […]

Steghide – An Easy way to Hide Confidential Data Inside Images and Sound Objects in Linux

Steghide is a steganography program that allows you to hide confidential files inside an image or audio file with a passphrase.

The best minds in open source gather at OpenStack Summit Boston

In my keynote address a year ago at the OpenStack Summit Austin, I offered the OpenStack community an ultimatum. First, I described how our world was exploding with connected devices (50 billion by 2020) and that 400 million new servers would be needed to process and store that data, which creates a massive challenge for those of us in the infrastructure business. How will we meet the needs of users at that scale? The answer is simple: collaborate or die. read more

How to install Moodle on ISPConfig

Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators, and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments. The tutorial is based on Debian 8, but it should work fine also with Ubuntu and other ISPConfig supported Distros.

Tinker Board ships in U.S. at $60

Asus has launched its Tinker Board SBC in the U.S. for $60, featuring a quad-A17 RK3288 with 2GB RAM, a 40-pin RPi connector, and an updated TinkerOS 1.8. Asus’ Tinker Board, which launched in the UK in January for 46 Pounds ($58) is now selling on Amazon in the U.S. for $59.99. The Raspberry Pi-like […]

TinkerOS_Debian V1.8 (Beta version) Released

There’s a new release of TinkerOS available to download on Asus’s website. TinkerOS is a Linux distribution for the Asus Tinker Board based on Debian.

PacketFence v7 Released

The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v7.0. This major release brings many new features and enhancements such as database clustering integration using MariaDB Galera Cluster, IPv6 support, Golang-based firewall SSO and HTTP portal dispatcher and a revamped Web administration interface.

Docker Brings Open Collaboration With Moby Project

It's easy to talk about community building, but more difficult to actually do it. Moby Project is an enticement, as it will offer a point around which a community of system developers can gather.

How to open a terminal from Nautilus

When using Files (aka Nautilus), have you ever wanted to quickly open a terminal to run a command at the current location? The gnome-terminal-nautilus add-on for Nautilus provides a right-click context menu item to quickly open a new gnome-terminal window in... Continue Reading →

Copyright Society's 'World IP Day' Lesson: Give Us Your Copyrights For Nothing

Every year around April 26th, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosts a weird dog and pony show of copyright/patent/trademark maximalism that it calls World IP Day. In the past, we've pointed out that the events and festivities are disturbingly one-sided and frequently clueless.

Regulate This! Time to subject algorithms to our laws

Algorithms are almost as pervasive in our lives as cars and the internet. And just as these modes and mediums are considered vital to our economy and society, and are therefore regulated, we must ask whether it's time to also regulate algorithms.

Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Apr 19, 2017 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Do we really want Chrome hegemony? Open Source Insider Write, as I have, about Firefox and you receive the usual slew of critics who demand to know why Firefox matters? Who cares if Firefox continues to exist? This is often accompanied by "Chrome is better! Chrome is all we need!"…

The Unity desktop environment isn't dead, forks planned

As expected, some users and developers aren't happy that the Unity desktop environment is going to be stopped and removed in favour of GNOME Shell. Here come the forks!

nano: CLI Text Editor For Everyone basic tutorials

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Apr 19, 2017 11:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?nano is a Command Line Interface text editor for GNU/Linux designed to emulate Pico text editor. It is the standard de facto text editor of Linux for system maintainers, comes pre-installed on Ubuntu and its derivative including Linux Mint. It’s fairly advanced for newbies but not too hard to get accustomed to. Well, there is a saying that everything has a learning curve.

How to Set Up a Firewall with iptables on Ubuntu and CentOS

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to set up a firewall with iptables on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu or CentOS as an operating system.

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