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When to Use Which Debian Linux Repository

Nothing distinguishes the Debian Linux distribution so much as its system of package repositories. Originally organized into Stable, Testing, and Unstable, additional repositories have been added over the years, until today it takes more than a knowledge of a repository's name to understand how to use it efficiently and safely.

Open Source First: A manifesto for private companies

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2017 8:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is a manifesto that any private organization can use to frame their collaboration transformation. Take a read and let me know what you think. read more

How to install Snap applications on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2017 7:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Ubuntu 16.04LTS was released by Canonical back in April last year. Among some of the key new features it brought, one was a new packaging format dubbed Snap. The feature has since only been available on Ubuntu 16.04. But that changed earlier this month, when the team behind the feature at Canonical announced that users of Ubuntu 14.04 can also use the new packaging format.

A quick introduction to tmux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2017 5:56 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
For many people, the Linux terminal represents a substantial portion of where their most important work happens. Whether a system administrator managing multiple remote machines, a programmer trying to run a new snippet of code as they walk through the source, or simply an ordinary user who is trying to read a man page for documentation as they step through pecking out a lengthy command, it's not uncommon to need to run and see the output of multiple terminal applications at a time. read more

openSUSE on Raspberry Pi 3: From Zero to Functional System in a Few Easy Steps

Deploying openSUSE on Raspberry Pi 3 is not all that complicated, but there are a few tricks that smooth the process.

Alternative Global Menu For MATE And Xfce: Vala Panel AppMenu

Vala Panel AppMenu is a global menu panel applet for Xfce, MATE and Vala panels, which uses unity-gtk-module as its backend, and it works with all the applications supported by Unity's AppMenu.

As a result, it provides global menu support for GTK2, GTK3, Qt4 and Qt5 applications, as well as applications like Firefox, Thunderbird, Google Chrome / Chromium, and LibreOffice.

Install Icinga2 (Network Monitoring Tool) on Ubuntu, Debian & Mint

Icinga2 designed to monitor large complex environments.

Hello, Modern Paste!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2017 12:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora offers a pastebin service for its users and contributors. A pastebin lets you save text on a website for a length of time. This helps you exchange data easily with other users. For example, you can post error messages for help with... Continue Reading →

Master C++ Programming with Open-Source Books

Books are very personal and subjective possessions. And programming books are no exception. But regardless of their style, focus, or pace, good C++ programming books take the reader on a compelling journey, opening eyes to the capabilities of the language, and showing how it can be used to build just about anything.

Tips To Improve Ubuntu Speed

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 16, 2017 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Chances are that your Ubuntu desktop will run so smooth. You will wonder why you did not switch from those other slow loading desktop operating systems (looking at you Windows). Ubuntu runs smoothly on most modern machines and older machines using variants such as Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu MATE are going to be impressive as well. Very few times, your experience can get poorer on your Ubuntu desktop. On the off chance that your Ubuntu PC is not running as smoothly as you would like, there are a few things you could do to improve your system performance and response.

How to take screenshots on Linux using scrot.

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2017 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you are looking for an even better command line utility for taking screenshots, then you must give Scrot a try. This tool has some extra features that are currently not available in gnome-screenshot. In this tutorial, we will explain Scrot using easy to understand examples.

Control Plane Engineering Is Key for Big Kubernetes Deployments

  • Linux.com; By Ian Murphy (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2017 8:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
If you’re interested in running a complex Kubernetes system across several different cloud environments, you should check out what Bob Wise and his team at Samsung SDS call “Control Plane Engineering.” Wise, during his keynote at CloudNativeCon last year, explained the concept of building a system that sits on top of the server nodes to ensure better uptime and performance across multiple clouds, creates a deployment that’s easily scaled by the ClusterOps team, and covers long-running cluster requirements.

13 weird and wonderful niche Linux distros of 2017

Fed up with the bog-standard Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and so on? Looking for a distro that reflects your individuality? In this roundup we've discovered no less than 13 of the best, oddest and most useful distributions that Linux has to offer.

Using Scripting Languages in IoT: Challenges and Approaches

Scripting languages (aka Very High-Level Languages or VHLLs), such as Python, PHP, and JavaScript are commonly used in desktop, server, and web development. And, their powerful built-in functionality lets you develop small useful applications with little time and effort, says Paul Sokolovsky, IoT engineer at Linaro. However, using VHLLs for deeply embedded development is a relatively recent twist in IoT.

Franz – One application for 14 messenger services (WhatsApp, Telegram, Google Hangouts & more)

Franz is a free desktop messaging app which combines chat & messaging services into one application. It currently supports 14 messenger services.

Samsung’s latest Artik module offers quad A9 SoC

Samsung has launched a new, Fedora Linux ready Artik 530 COM and development kit, which unlike the dual -Cortex-A7 Artik 520, moves to a quad-core -A9 SoC. Samsung has released its second Artik 5 computer-on-module and its first quad-core Artik, establishing a new mid-range for the modular family of IoT COMs and development boards. The […]

DuckDuckGo Ups Ante: Gives $300K to 'Raise the Standard of Trust'

For the seventh year in a row, the search engine that promises not to stalk your online moves puts its money where its mouth is, this year by donating $300,000 to organizations that work towards online privacy.

Generate random data for your applications with Elizabeth

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 16, 2017 12:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. No, I've not had my article hijacked by a Lorem ipsum generator. For this month's Nooks & Crannies column, I found an interesting little Python library to help developers generate random data for their applications. It's called Elizabeth.

Control Plane Engineering Is Key for Big Kubernetes Deployments

  • Linux.com; By Ian Murphy (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2017 11:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
If you’re interested in running a complex Kubernetes system across several different cloud environments, you should check out what Bob Wise and his team at Samsung SDS call “Control Plane Engineering.” Wise, during his keynote at CloudNativeCon last year, explained the concept of building a system that sits on top of the server nodes to ensure better uptime and performance across multiple clouds, creates a deployment that’s easily scaled by the ClusterOps team, and covers long-running cluster requirements.

What happens when we just assume positive intent?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2017 10:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I never make New Year's resolutions. I've never understood the concept, never felt motivated to change with the calendar, and always been cynical of the effectiveness of "resolving" to change. Instead, I like to continually examine my habits and think about how I can improve on a more frequent basis. That said, 2016 has been an interesting year, and the beginning of 2017 I think is a good opportunity to think about how to be intentional about my behavior in all aspects of my life. read more

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