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DIY spooky bottle labels using Inkscape and coffee grounds

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 15, 2016 1:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This year for Halloween, we decided to construct a witch's workbench out on the front porch. A trip to the local op shop produced an attractive candlestick, mortar (no pestle), and a small collection of bottles. Witches are nothing if not tidy, so we figured that bottles found near a serious witch's workshop would surely be carefully labeled. After all, one wouldn't want to accidentally use an eye of a frog when the potion calls for an eye of newt, would one? read more

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak'

Ubuntu 16.10 was recently released with some improvements. According to the poll 53% conducted on LinuxAndUbuntu, 53% users will upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10. But what to do next after you've upgraded to Yakkety Yak. In this article, I'll walk you through the 10 Things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.10.

Top 5: Raspberry Pi tornado warning system, 4 open boards for IoT development, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight a tornado warning system built with a Raspberry Pi, 4 open hardware boards for IoT development, public libraries and open source, tips for creating your own maker workspace, and three attributes of an open leader you should know.

The Week in Open Source News: Torvalds Reveals Favorite Chip Architecture, Fedora 25s Beta Released, & More

This week in open source and Linux news, Linus Torvalds reveals his favorite chip architecture, Fedora 25's beta is released, and more!

Ubuntu 16.10 Screencast and Screenshots

Ubuntu today released version 16.10 with hybrid cloud operations, bare-metal cloud performance, the ability to lift-and-shift 80% of Linux VMs to machine containers, Kubernetes for world-leading process-container coordination, full container support in OpenStack, and telco-grade networking latency enhancements.

How to install FreeOrion on Fedora

FreeOrion is a free, open source, turn-based space empire and galactic conquest (4X) computer game. The game is designed and built by the FreeOrion project, inspired by the tradition of the Master of Orion games. However, it’s not a clone or remake... Continue Reading →

Wine 1.9.21 Update Improves Adobe Illustrator CS6 and The Longest Journey Demo

The Wine development team announced the release of a new unstable snapshot towards the major Wine 2.0 milestone of the open-source software project that allows you to run Windows apps and games on Linux.

Celebrating open standards around the world

Today, October 14, is World Standards Day, an event reminding us both of the importance of standards in our day-to-day lives, and recognizing the efforts of the countless individuals and organizations around the globe who are working to create and promote these standards. read more

Happy 20th Birthday, KDE

20 years ago today Matthias Ettrich sent an email that would mark the start of KDE as we know it today - a world-wide community of amazing people creating Free Software for you. In his email he announced the new Kool Desktop Environment and said “Programmers wanted!”

Using Cloud Explorer with the Scality S3 Server Docker Image

  •; By Phillip Tribble (Posted by rusher81572 on Oct 14, 2016 7:58 PM EDT)
I spent a few weeks searching for an open-source S3 server that I can run at home to test Cloud Explorer. I then read an article about Scality releasing an open-source S3 server that you can run inside a Docker image. I was able to get Scality up and running quickly with little effort. In this post, I will explain how I got the Scality S3 server setup and how to use it with Cloud Explorer.

WattOS: A Rock-Solid, Lightning-Fast, Lightweight Linux Distro For All

  •; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Oct 14, 2016 6:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
WattOS could easily become a lightweight Linux distribution for everyone. Let’s take a look at what makes WattOS special.

Ubuntu 16.10 Released, What’s new & How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Released and there is no major change/update over Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, released back in April but still have few minor improvements. If you preferring Long Term Support, i would advise you to stay back in current LTS version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Docker Brings Containers to China

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 14, 2016 3:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
A new partnership with Alibaba Cloud provides wide distribution potential for Docker technology.

Red Hat Makes Ansible Galaxy Open Source

DevOps just got a little easier for some, now that Red Hat has open sourced Ansible Galaxy, Ansible's official community hub for sharing Ansible Roles.

Vim tips and tricks that you probably never heard of

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Oct 14, 2016 12:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The most common file editor in Linux is Vim. That’s right, you can like it or hate it, but it doesn’t matter. It can be found in every Linux, that is out there.

Latest Linksys WRT router supports 802.11ac Wave 2

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 14, 2016 11:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linksys’ faster new OpenWrt-driven “WRT3200ACM” WiFi router offers MU-MIMO per the latest AC Wave 2 spec, plus DFS certification and Tri-band support. Belkin’s Linksys division has updated its line of OpenWrt and DD-Wrt supported dual-band WiFi routers. Compared to last year’s WRT1900ACS, which similarly ran an open source OpenWrt stack on a dual-core Marvell processor, […]

Open Sorcerers: Can you rid us of Emperor Zuck?

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Oct 14, 2016 9:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Looking for lessons for FOSS from OX OX Summit Back in the dot com heyday, around 1999 and 2000, Linux and open source conferences were huge events: they were packed and brimming with excitement. There was optimism, new initiatives in every conceivable direction, and anything seemed possible. Move over, Grandad: everything traditional was going to be up-ended by open source.…

4 open music players compared: VLC, QMMP, Clementine, and Amarok

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 14, 2016 8:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In August 2016, I wrote about about why I like the Guayadeque music player, and then I used the six characteristics that seemed most important to me to evaluate other music players: Quod Libet, Gmusicbrowser, DeaDBeeF, Audac read more

Bringing the Power of the Internet to the Next Billion and Beyond

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Oct 14, 2016 7:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Announcing Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, a $250,000 contest including expert mentorship to spark new ways to connect everyone to the Internet. At Mozilla, we believe the Internet is most powerful when anyone – regardless of gender, income, or geography … Continue reading

openSUSE Tumbleweed Receives Wayland 1.12, LibreOffice 5.2.2, and Digikam 5.2

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 14, 2016 6:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio announced the latest software packages that landed in the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release operating system.

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