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Koschei: Reducing bugs and saving time

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2016 5:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Koschei is a continuous integration service for RPM packages. It helps developers fix bugs as fast as possible. It tracks package dependency changes in Rawhide, the bleeding-edge, development version of Fedora. Packages whose dependencies change too much are rebuilt. Koschei logs... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu MATE Linux: It’s Not Rocket Science

The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer and his experiences with Ubuntu MATE on a vintage Sony Vaio.

4 lessons about open organizations I learned offline

I'm a member of two non-profits in my city. One of them is a sporting league, the other a community initiative to save a bit of land from commercial development. Both organizations are member-run. No one is paid to participate and external funding is minimal; in fact volunteers pay membership dues each year. Neither has a "CEO" or "board chair" position (other than those members arbitrarily give). These small non-profits barely have web presences—let alone a connection to the open movement. read more

Basic NFS Installation and Configuration on Linux

Sharing files between computers and servers is an essential networking task. Thankfully, Linux’s NFS(Networked File System) makes it extremely easy. With NFS properly configured, moving files between machines is as easy as moving files around on the same machine. Since NFS functionality is built directly into the Linux kernel, it is both powerful and available on every distro, though the configuration differs slightly between them.

Little endian and Linux on IBM Power Systems

  • IBM developerWorks : Linux (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2016 12:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Linux; Story Type: News Story
IBM Linux on Power Chief Engineer, Jeff Scheel, answers your questions about little endian and Linux on IBM Power Systems in this FAQ

3 ways to use open source alternatives to Acrobat

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2016 11:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Aren't we supposed to be living in a paperless world by now? I can't be the only person who imagined the office of the future, free from the confines of the eight and a half by eleven sheet (or A4, for my international friends), would have long since arrived. Instead, we've managed to land in an intermediate state of not paperless, but less paper. It could be worse. read more

How high will Shuttleworth's snap initiative fly?

Over the last 12 years since he started the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, Mark Shuttleworth, the man behind Canonical, has made many efforts to bring about what he has characterised as unity in the Linux community.

Hackable Runcible pocket smartwatch

Monohm has relaunched its disc-shaped, open source “Runcible” mobile device, which runs an Android-based OS on a Snapdragon 410, and has a 2.5-inch display. The Runcible received a lot of media attention when it was originally announced running Firefox OS in Feb. 2015. But it also left a lot of questions. Was the rounded, disc-shaped […]

How to get started with 3D printing in Blender

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2016 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Being a 3D artist used to mean that you were exclusively a digital artist—you worked in a virtual environment with intangible materials. The result of your work was destined to be seen only in print or on screens. Even in a virtual reality (VR) environment, the result is, at best, an illusionary representation of your three-dimensional work. 3D printing has changed that. read more

Microsoft releases open source bug-bomb in the rambling house of C

Checked C lands on Github The zombie bugs in programs and libraries at the heart of the Internet's infrastructure often have the C programming language in common.…

Mark Geddes' Arduino Project Handbook (No Starch Press)

Lifelong tinkerer and gadget enthusiast Mark Geddes was so frustrated with the lack of practical, visual Arduino guides for teaching his ten-year-old that he wrote his own book on the topic.

Bringing Raspberry Pi to schools in Tanzania

Thanks to open source software, Powering Potential and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are able to bring computers and a library of digital education content to rural schools in the East African nation of Tanzania. read more

Canonical pushes “snap” as a universal Linux package format

Could the transactional mechanism that drives Canonical’s IoT-focused Snappy Ubuntu Core help unify Linux and save it from fragmentation? This week, Canonical announced that the lightweight Snappy Ubuntu Core’s “snap” mechanism, which two months ago was extended to all Ubuntu users in Ubuntu 16.04, can also work with other Linux distributions. Snap could emerge as […]

Expanding Mozilla's Boards

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Mitchell Baker (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2016 3:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
In a post earlier this month, I mentioned the importance of building a network of people who can help us identify and recruit potential Board level contributors and senior advisors. We are also currently working to expand both the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation Boards.

GCC 6 Imminent for openSUSE Tumbleweed, openSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha 2 Coming Soon

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 16, 2016 2:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SUSE
The openSUSE Tumbleweed maintainers inform the community that the long-anticipated GCC 6 compiler is imminent for the rolling operating system.

3 Reasons IBM Participates in Linux Foundation Projects

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Daniel P. Dern (Posted by bob on Jun 16, 2016 1:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Video; Groups: IBM, Linux
It’s impressive that  IBM was founded more than a century ago with decades of research, technologies, and products behind it. But even more impressive is that the company continues to evolve and embrace emerging technologies. It’s done so, in part, due to its continued involvement with Linux and open source through The Linux Foundation.

Xilinx adds dual core Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq SoC model

Xilinx unveiled a dual-core “CG” version of its Cortex-A53/FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, and Mentor Graphics announced Android 5.1 and Linux support. Back in Feb. 2015, Xilinx announced its next generation Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (multiprocessor system-on-chip) follow-on to its popular Zynq 7000 hybrid ARM/FPGA system-on-chips.

Funny Linux Commands - Check Weather And Surf StackOverflow In Linux Terminal

Let’s have fun with Linux Terminal today. Also, if you are a developer, let’s reduce one context switch that you perform while development; switching to browser for solution in StackOverflow. It's well-known fact, less context switch, less distraction and more productivity. In this article, we’ll explore two fun and useful things that you can do right through terminal without opening browser that you would do normally.

Why you can't win by focusing on software

  • CIO.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Jun 15, 2016 10:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Cloud
Mirantis cofounder Boris Renski has bad news for infrastructure software companies: They need to "change their business model or perish."

Are Linux repositories a bad idea?

Also in today's open source roundup: Linux gaming might get a boost from Vulkan graphics and new hardware, and new iOS 10 features that were borrowed from Android.

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