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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

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.

A musician's transition from distro to distro

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2017 7:38 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
My first encounter with computers was in 1980 when my friend's father borrowed an ABC80 from the school where he was working. It was the coolest thing I had seen, and smelled of warm plastic and mystery. My friend and I spent many days and evenings writing programs and games. But because there were no games available, we had to create them ourselves. read more

How to change the Linux Boot Splash screen

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2017 6:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows how to configure a custom splash screen image in the Grub boot loader one the Linux GUI and on the shell. A splash screen is nothing but the picture that's gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system.

Best Windows Like Linux Distributions For New Linux Users

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 15, 2017 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Hey new Linux users, you may be wondering that which Linux distro to choose after seeing so many distros based on Linux. Most of you might be switching from windows to Linux and want those distros which are easy and simple, resemble like windows. So today I will cover those Linux distros whose Desktop Environment is much similar to windows, so let’s start.

How to install supplemental wallpapers

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2017 3:55 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Supplemental wallpapers make each release of Fedora a joy to run. This article explains how to install and select them on your Fedora system. Backgrounds for everyone The Fedora team works hard to make each release beautiful. Of course, we start... Continue Reading →

GParted 0.28.0 Adds Partial Read/Write Support for LUKS Encrypted Filesystems

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 15, 2017 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Curtis Gedak announced today the general availability of GParted 0.28.0, a new stable update of the widely-used open-source partition editor for Linux-based operating systems.

Set Up and Configure a Firewall with FirewallD on CentOS 7

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Feb 15, 2017 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
FirewallD is a firewall management tool available by default on CentOS 7 servers. Basically, it is a wrapper around iptables and it comes with graphical configuration tool firewall-config and command line tool firewall-cmd.

‘Think WordPress’ Documentary Trailer

  • FOSS Force; By Phil Shapiro (Posted by brideoflinux on Feb 15, 2017 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Video
While Linux runs the Internet, it's the free and open source content management platform WordPress that runs most of the websites we visit to stay informed and entertained.

How to Install Ubuntu with Separate Root and Home Hard Drives

  • Make Tech Easier; By Derrik Diener (Posted by damien on Feb 15, 2017 10:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
When installing Linux, it is possible to have separate Root and Home hard drives or partitions. Here’s how to do that with Ubuntu.

Growing Your Open Source Community With Twitter

Engagement in an open source community leads to collaboration, says Jason Hibbets, community evangelist at Red Hat. And social media is one good tool that projects can use to help increase engagement in their communities, he adds, “because you can reach a broad audience at pretty much no-to-low costs.”

OpenWrt-driven LoRa gateways feature indoor and outdoor models

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Feb 15, 2017 8:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dragino’s LoRa Gateways run OpenWrt on an Atheros AR9331 — and Arduino on an ATMega328P — and bridge LoRA wireless with IP using WiFi, Ethernet, or 3G/4G. Shenzhen based Dragino Technology has launched a weatherproof Outdoor OLG01 LoRa Gateway to go along with its two indoor LG01-P and LG01-S LoRa Gateway models for LoRa wireless […]

4 categories of Linux distributions

There are at least four distinctive categories of distributions visible in the Linux world.

Basics of network protocol analyzer Wireshark On Linux

Wireshark is just one of the valuable tools provided by Kali Linux. Like the others, it can be used for either positive or negative purposes. Of course, this guide will cover monitoring your own network traffic to detect any potentially unwanted activity.

Everything you need to know about zombie process

Understand what is zombie process in Linux Unix, how process goes to zombie state, how to handle zombie process, what is impact of zombie processes.

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