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elementary OS 0.5 "Juno" GNU/Linux Distro Could Use Ubuntu's Snappy Technologies

The guys over elementary OS, the popular GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, were interviewed recently by Canonical's Sarah Dickinson about upcoming integration of Snap packages into their infrastructure.

6 ways to work with database admins in the DevOps world

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2017 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
DevOps is defined as "unifying the operations and engineering teams," in order to foster a culture of cross-team collaboration, codify how infrastructure is built, and become a more data-driven organization. But it seems databases and the teams that care for them are treated as an exception to this environment. In most companies, databases are still treated like walled gardens, with the database hosts tended to like delicate flowers and the database administrators (DBAs) guarding any and all access to them. read more

Check disk usage at the command line with du

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2017 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
End users and system administrators sometimes struggle to get exact disk usage numbers by folder (directory) or file. The du command can help. It stands for disk usage, and is one of the most useful commands to report disk usage.... Continue Reading →

7 Best eBook Readers for Linux

  • It's FOSS; By Ambarish (Posted by abhishekpc on Oct 13, 2017 12:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
In this article, we are covering some of the best ebook readers for Linux. These apps give a better reading experience and some will even help in managing your ebooks.

New SODIMM-style COM standard to debut on an Allwinner A20 based module

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2017 10:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Olimex unveiled a new “SOM204” form factor for computer-on-modules and previewed an open spec, Allwinner A20 based “A20-SOM204” COM built in the new format. Last week Olimex announced it was standardizing all future computer-on-modules on a new “SOM204” form factor with an 204-pin SODIMM edge connector. It also previewed the first SOM204 module: the “A20-SOM204,” […]

Watch Sling TV With Firefox On Linux

Sling TV is a popular alternative for cord cutters looking to be free of their cable bill while keeping their favorite TV channels. The service doesn't support Linux, though, at all. Furthermore, by default it is available within United States only.

How an open team can assess threats and opportunities

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2017 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
You may be familiar with the "SWOT" decision-making tool. It's a methodology for helping teams clearly outline a set of conditions, compare options, and make transparent decisions based on an idea's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats ("SWOT"). SWOT is an efficient tool in my strategic planning toolkit. read more

LibreOffice Conference 2017 Kicked Off Today with a Focus on LibreOffice 6.0

The LibreOffice Conference 2017 event kicked off today in Rome, Italy, with a focus on the development of the next major LibreOffice office suite release, version 6.0, which will arrive next year in early February.

Linux Networking Hardware for Beginners: Think Software

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Oct 13, 2017 5:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community, Linux
Network routers are everything in computer networking, because routers connect networks. Without routers we would be lonely little islands. Figure 1 shows a simple wired LAN (local area network) with a wireless access point, all connected to the Internet.

Grafeas Project Debuts to Improve Kubernetes Supply Chain Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 13, 2017 4:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
New open-source effort backed by Google, IBM, Red Hat and others, launches to provide auditing and governance for the container software supply chain.

10 open source alternatives to Minecraft

There's no denying that Minecraft is a favorite game for millions. And being written in Java enables it to run on a variety of platforms, including Linux. With a huge modding community, there are countless Minecraft tinkerers out there who would love to be able to get under the hood and play around with the source code themselves. Unfortunately, the source is not available to the general public.

Creating an Application-Based Terminal Session

One of my first exposures to computers in a work environment was using a Wyse terminal to access a console-based application for data entry. It wasn't until a while later that I learned about terminals in UNIX and how they work. Once I understood it, I wanted to create my own self-contained application that was tied to a telnet or SSH session.

Olimex ships open spec Linux laptop and tips new COM format

Olimex is shipping its open source, Alwinner A64 based Teres-A64 laptop kit, with an 11.6-in LCD, 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, 9500mAh battery, and an Ubuntu Mate OS. Back in February, Bulgaria-based Olimex, which is known for its open spec OLinuXino SBCs like the Allwinner A64 based A64-OLinuXino, announced an open source laptop kit based on the same quad-core, Cortex-A53 SoC called the Teres-1.

Install and Use YouTube-DL on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 12, 2017 10:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Youtube-dl is a free and open source command line video download tools that can be used to download video from Youtube and other websites like, Facebook, Dailymotion, Google Video, Yahoo and much more. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install and use Youtube-dl on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also learn how to download Youtube video in different quality and formats.

What's New Going To Be In Fedora 27

To the delight of its users, the team of developers in charge of the Fedora project officially announced the availability of the beta version of Fedora 27. This new version, which incorporates several important innovations, is distinguished mainly by the absence of an alpha version. However, the Fedora team points out that significant efforts have been made to make this intermediate step unnecessary and to provide a quality product.

Rugged i.MX6 touch-panel has optional Nimbelink and supercap backup

Technologic’s open-source. 7-inch “TS-TPC-7990” panel PC runs Linux on an i.MX6, and offers optional WiFi, BT, Nimbelink, supercap, and cabinet. The TS-TPC-7990 touch panel is designed for HMI applications like industrial automation, medical, automotive, self-service kiosks, and retail point-of-sale terminals.

Getting Started with Flatpak

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 12, 2017 6:48 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora is a distribution that does not shy away from emerging technology (after all, one of its founding principles is First). So it comes as no surprise that Fedora is on the leading edge of a revolutionary new software package... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu 17.10 New Features, Release Date and Upgrade Procedure

  • It's FOSS; By Abhishek (Posted by abhishekpc on Oct 12, 2017 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
This is a continually updated article to tell you about Ubuntu 17.10 release schedule, Ubuntu 17.10 features and other news associated with it.

5 benefits of contributing to open source projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 12, 2017 4:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source was once seen as a risky bet for the enterprise. If open source software was used at all it was by small companies, or by larger firms in stealthy pockets by IT and development professionals who saw the value of the model but couldn't "sell" it upstream. read more

Here’s 10 Best Linux Desktop Environments

A desktop environment is a suite of tools which make it easier for you to use your computer. Linux users have a choice of many different desktop environments, all with their own styles and strengths. Here, we’ve created a list of the 10 best linux desktop environments.

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